In 2012, a small group of women came together and formed a giving circle called the “CSI AUNTYs.” Today, this group continues to meet twice a year to better the lives of children and youth in our care.
CSI AUNTYs raise funds via membership dues and at the end of the year, the group of women decide where in the agency the funds will provide additional support. One program might be awarded all the designated funds, or the funds could be divided among several programs or projects. Funds are also available throughout the year if a teen or child is in need of something special like senior pictures, a prom dress, karate lessons or a laptop for school.
Together, the CSI AUNTYs form a “village” of support for the children and youth in CSI’s care. AUNTYs are women who want to know what is happening in child welfare in Omaha and in Nebraska. They want to be there for kids through the ups and downs of their young lives, making life a little sweeter during challenging times.