On Nov. 12, CASA of Kosciusko County held its 20th Annual Holiday Festival.
CASA hosted around 325 guests, including corporate sponsors, business leaders and other supporters at Image Air Charter’s hangar, according to a news release from CASA of Kosciusko County. The theme, “Making a Difference,” influenced by Loren Eiseley’s Starfish story, inspired a record amount of donations raised as the community did their part to support the mission of being the voice for abused and neglected children in the local court system.
CASA of Kosciusko County appreciates the support of the community like Diamond Sponsors, Core Mechanical and The Downtown Eatery and Spirits; Platinum Sponsors, D&D Electric, Silveus Insurance Group, and Fred and Karen Rowland; and Gold Sponsors, DePuy Synthes, Whimet and Zimmer Biomet. With the strong support of all of the sponsors and attendants at the event, CASA of Kosciusko raised over $225,000, the release states. These funds will be used locally to recruit, train and support volunteers who serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the Kosciusko County court system.
“Our goal at CASA is for every abused and neglected child to find a safe, permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive. I am blown away by the support we received from the community! The money raised will allow us to continue to be the voice for maltreated children in our community,” said Erin Rowland Jones, executive director.
CASA is a nonprofit organization and is funded largely by local donors. Their mission is to recruit, support and promote court appointed volunteer advocacy.
The demand for CASA volunteers is greater than ever and the cost associated to serve a single child is over $1,000, the release states.
If you would like more information on how to become a CASA volunteer or would like to donate, visit www.casachildren.com.