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CASA is teaming up with Commander Houston to bring you the 1st community CASA informational session. Commander Houston has supported CASA for over 23 years and will speak on the value CASA Volunteers bring to our community and children who are victims of abuse and neglect.
WHEN: Friday, November 20th
TIME: 12:00pm to 12:45pm
WHERE: 2602 Prescott
RSVP: Diana@coastalbendcasa.org or call 884-2272
CASA of the Coastal Bend is making an urgent plea for the community to step up and speak up for Children who are victims of abuse and neglect. In 2014, 741 children, which equates to about 30 classrooms – right here in our local community found themselves in foster care. Why should YOU step up and speak up? Simple, these children are the future of the Coastal Bend and each child deserves a dedicated CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate who will commit to finding them a safe, permanent and forever home.
Commander Houston Article
The Coastal Bend Day of Giving is a 24 hour online opportunity to donate to local charities at the forefront of assisting those most at risk in our region. Generous Matching Funders will match up to $16,250 per charity, so each charity has the opportunity to raise $32,500 in 24 hours. You may schedule your donation now by clicking on this link
FIGHT HUNGER, SUPPORT CHILDREN, IMPROVE HEALTH, REDUCE HOMELESSNESS – RIGHT HERE IN THE COASTAL BEND. CASA is honored to be a part of the day of giving. Your donations to CASA of the Coastal Bend support the recruitment, training and supervision of volunteers who serve our community’s abused and neglected children.
How will my donation help a child? Very simply, donations allow for the recruitment, training and constant management of CASA volunteers who advocate for the m…ost vulnerable children in our community. Our volunteers will be assigned to the most complicated cases of child abuse and neglect – serving a critical role in ensuring that no child slips through the cracks of an overburdened system. Our volunteers serve as the eyes and ears of the court, affording judges, who will ultimately decide the permanent placement for a child, the opportunity to make those decisions based on all of the information. Maybe, most importantly, our volunteers will be a constant caring adult in a child’s life until the child is returned home or adopted into a safe and permanent home with a loving family.
Why should you give?
This is your chance to double your donation to charities that work for the most vulnerable in our community, meeting basic needs, providing emergency services and support to break the cycle.
How do you give?
To participate, simply click on the Coastal Bend Day of Giving logo above, find your charity or charities under Nonprofits and use the shopping cart to make a donation with your credit card, debit card or bank account ($10 minimum).
You can schedule your donation beginning on November 1st.
Does your gift make a difference?
EVERY gift makes a difference! The Coastal Bend Day of Giving began in 2009. In the last 6 years, 5.5 Million has been raised for nonprofits providing services to the needy.
- With you support our volunteers can speak up for children in crisis.
- For $10 the Food Bank of Corpus Christi can distribute 85 pounds of food.
- For $25, Amistad Community Clinic can help a working person without health insurance manage diabetes.
- Just $100 can supply training materials to 10 CASA volunteers who serve neglected and abused children.
- For $100, Timon’s Ministries can send ten children proudly back to school with new backpacks.
By giving together on November 10, much can be accomplished!
On behalf of the Matching Funders, the 40 recipient charities, and those in need in the Coastal Bend, thank you for participating in the 2015 Coastal Bend Day of Giving!