CASA of the South Plains hosted its annual Champions for Children fundraising breakfast on Thursday, November 12th at the Covenant Women’s and Children’s hospital. CASA Advocates, donors, and community members gathered together to show their support and help raise funds for CASA of the South Plains. The breakfast program included touching stories from two former foster youth, Jordan Arce and Paola Villa, who shared the impact their CASAAdvocates made in their lives. The program also included the presentation of the 2015 Todd Monroe Reno Champion for Children Award to winner David Miller for his exceptional work to strategically increase advocacy services to area foster youth. Mr. Miller is a current CASA board member, former board president, and an adoptive father of three daughters who has worked tirelessly to help raise the profile of CASA of the South Plains and its need for additional Advocates.
“My time in foster care were the hardest years of my life. My CASA Advocate was always there for me and was a constant source of support. I believe in CASA’s mission so much that when I turn 21 I‘m going to start training to become an Advocate,” said Jordan Arce, former foster youth.
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 email@example.com.
Thank you to our corporate sponsors: First Bank & Trust, Reagor Dykes Auto Group, Bayer CropScience, Benchmark Business Solutions, City Bank, Sonic®, Suddenlink Communications, ARMtech® Insurance Services, Inc., Raising Cane’s®, Shearer’s® Snacks, South Plains Electric Cooperative, Inc., United Supermarkets, Happy State Bank, and Double T Smiles Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.