Approximately 400 people were at the seventh annual Light of Hope breakfast Thursday morning to benefit the CASA and CAPstone programs.
CAPstone Executive Director Holly Brandt says the breakfast was a huge success, raising an estimated $36,700 for the two agencies that serve children involved in child abuse and neglect cases.
Brandt says she expects the total to increase a little because many times additional donations come in after the breakfast.
Shawna Manley, a CASA volunteer, was the main speaker, sharing with the audience her own story. Lt. Monica Shambaugh with the Nebraska State Patrol also spoke about her work with the two agencies.