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Community Members Join CASA to Help Provide School Supplies to Area Foster Children

Foster children often move from placement to placement which can make it difficult for them to get the school supplies they need. Volunteers joined CASA staff on Saturday, August 15th to help stuff backpacks with school supplies generously donated by ABC Bank, employees of Coca-Cola Bottling Co, and the public. The backpacks will be distributed to school age foster children served by CASA Advocates. CASA still needs the community’s help to provide these most vulnerable youth with CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, that can be a voice to foster kids. CASA Advocates speak up for the well-being of area foster youth. CASA needs to recruit fifty new volunteer Advocates in the next fifty days. Community members can learn more about becoming an Advocate by attending a CASA 101 informational session at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park.

The next informational session is scheduled for Thursday, September 3rd from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. This is a great, no-obligation introduction to CASA and its mission. CASA staff and current Advocates will be on hand to discuss the increasing need for volunteers, what it means to be a CASA, and how community members can help make a difference in the life of area foster children. Lunch will be provided to attendees. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, September 2nd at (806) 763-2272 or via email at amandan@lubbockcasa.org.

“Thank you to our business partners and to everyone who came out and volunteered their time. It’s because of community involvement like this that enables CASA to help provide foster children with school supplies they may not otherwise have access to,” said Amanda Norfleet, Recruitment Director for CASA of the South Plains.

For questions or for more information about how to become a CASA, please contact Amanda Norfleet, Recruitment Director at (806) 763-2272 or via email at amandan@lubbockcasa.org.

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