No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted - Aesop
April is Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness month and May is Foster Care Awareness month. During this time, we usually host our annual signature events, the Heart of a Hero Run and the Golf Classic. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, we are not hosting in-person events. However, we still need your help. Help us raise awareness and help us raise funds.
Help us raise awareness by sharing this campaign, liking us on social media and sharing our posts, learn more about the needs of our children in foster care, and how you can help prevent child abuse and neglect.
Help us raise funds so that we can recruit, screen, train, and supervise, more community volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates for children and youth in foster care. Help us recruit more CHAMPIONS!
This year has brought on many challenges that no one expected or could have prepared for, and even those of us in the best circumstances have been impacted deeply. We are asking you to take a moment to imagine what it's like for our vulnerable youth in foster care who are in far from ideal circumstances and in need of a CHAMPION on their side. During the pandemic our youth have experienced increased isolation and separation, have struggled adjusting to distance learning and accessing educational supports, and are battling with mental health challenges that have been exacerbated as a result of the increased anxiety and loss of normalcy. All of our youth in foster care deserve the individualized support from a dedicated CASA volunteer.
We've had to adapt our roles as CASAs to accommodate quarantine guidelines and social distancing, but the one thing that hasn't changed is that our youth remain our first priority. The individualized advocacy and mentoring provided by our devoted volunteers is essential. Our CASA advocates are working every single day to help make sure that our youth know they aren't alone, that their needs are being met, and that they can overcome any obstacles that they are facing.
Help change their story, help us raise awareness and funds. No donation is too big or too small, Be the Difference!