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CASA of the South Plains kicks off its annual 50 in 50 recruitment challenge this month

This week marks the beginning of CASA’s annual 50 in 50 recruitment challenge. CASA is challenging community members to become volunteer Advocates for foster children and help reach its goal of recruiting fifty new volunteer Advocates in the next fifty days. Each week on the South Plains at least 10 children enter the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. These children need Advocates who can be a voice for their well-being. CASA Advocates, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, give a voice to foster kids who need someone that will look out for their best interest.

CASA is encouraging all interested individuals to attend a CASA 101 informational session at #24 Briercroft Office Park on Thursday, January 28th 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, January 27th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at amandan@lubbockcasa.org.

“Every child in foster care needs someone who has the know-how and ability to talk to all of the "powers that be" on his behalf,” said Jim, 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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