The South Plains region has one of the highest per capita rates of child abuse and neglect at double the state average. Once these children enter the foster care system they often move from placement to placement with nothing more than a trash bag to carry their belongings. South Plains Electric Cooperative and CASA of the South Plains have partnered to provide Summer Survival Kit travel bags to these most vulnerable youth. CASA needs community volunteers to help stuff the travel bags with toiletries, books, toys, and other items. CASA will host this volunteer event at its office, #24 Briercroft Office Park, on Saturday, June 13th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. This is a tremendous opportunity for volunteers to help make a positive difference in the lives of foster children in the South Plains and learn more about what it means to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA. To sign up, please R.S.V.P to Amanda Norfleet by Friday, June 12th at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Moving from placement to placement greatly increases the level of stress that foster children are already enduring. Having a personal travel bag provides a sense of ownership and dignity that all children deserve”, said Jennie Hill, Executive Director for CASA of the South Plains.
Refreshments will be provided. All attendees will be entered to win a special door prize that includes a $20 gift certificate to Rosa’s Cafe! Make sure you sign up today!