Community members are encouraged to come out and show their support for foster children on the South Plains by attending the 12th Annual Casas for CASA raffle fundraiser hosted by CASA of the South Plains at the Parade of Homes show, June 10-25 in lot #124 on the corner of Avenue U and 102nd Street outside of Foxridge. Event hours are Monday - Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Custom-built playhouses and doghouses will be on display for participants to have the opportunity to win by purchasing raffle tickets for $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at www.casaofthesouthplains.org, from a CASA team member, or at the CASA office at 1215 Avenue J, Suite 301 during business hours, Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tickets purchased early will be randomly entered to win a playhouse or doghouse or the buyer can hold on to their tickets and select the playhouse or doghouse of their choice at the Casas for CASA event starting June 10. The drawing will be held on Sunday, June 25 at 5:00 p.m. Attendance is not necessary to win. The funds raised during the event will help to recruit, train, and support CASA volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected foster children.
CASA will also host special theme days during the event. Saturday, June 10 is Tech Spirt Day. Show your Tech pride in your favorite Tech apparel! Have your picture taken with the Texas Tech Masked Rider and Raider Red from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Come dressed up as your favorite costumed crusader on Sunday, June 11 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 13 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for our Superhero Days. Members of the West Texas Squad of Star Wars Garrison, 501st Legion will be available for pictures. Get ready for fun with science on Thursday, June 15 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with the Science Spectrum. Say hello to our
hometown heroes during First Responders Day on Sunday, June 18 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Get physical with Body Works on Saturday, June 17 and Saturday, June 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and scale their spider wall and rock wall!
A CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocate, helps foster children navigate the child welfare system and ensure their needs are being met while working to help find safe, permanent homes. CASA volunteers work alongside attorneys and social workers. They interview parents, family members, teachers, doctors, foster parents, and other adults who may have information about the child. They then make recommendations to the court about any issues or concerns relating to the child’s educational, medical, or emotional needs, and the most appropriate, permanent placement for that child.
For questions or comments about Casas for CASA, please contact Gabe Ballesteros, Communications and Marketing Director at (806) 763-2272 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.