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CASA launches new “Team Up with CASA” campaign to draw more male volunteers

CASA of the South Plains has launched a new recruitment campaign called “Team Up with CASA” to help increase the number of male volunteer Advocates that speak up for the well-being of abused and neglected foster children. While fifty percent of the foster children CASA serves are boys, only nineteen percent of volunteers are men. The need for strong, positive male role models is urgent and can make a tremendous impact in the life of a foster child. This is a unique volunteering opportunity for men to become more involved.

During the course of the campaign CASA will host a series of no-obligation informational sessions, called CASA 101s that enable the public to learn more about CASA’s mission and what it means to be an Advocate.
The first CASA 101 will be held on October 1st at the CASA office at #24 Briercroft Office Park from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Wednesday, September 30th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at amandan@lubbockcasa.org.

“I’m able to serve as a sort of anchor for kids caught up in the foster care system, however I can see that there are many more kids that could benefit from an Advocate. Overall, I'm a familiar face during a period of strangers and changes a foster child encounters during their time in care,” said David Gonzalez, CASA Advocate.

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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