CASA for Kids of South Central Texas trains and supports passionate adults who fight for a child's right to be safe, to be treated with dignity, and to learn and grow in the security of a loving family.
Taking Steps To Restore Washington County’s Foster Youth
Child Abuse Awareness Walk & Balloon Release April 27, 2013
CASA for Kids of South Central Texas teamed with Child Protective Services and the Washington County Child Welfare Board to bring about awareness this April in Washington County. Several events have been planned, beginning with the proclamation by the Brenham City Council that April is Child Abuse Awareness Month; and culminating on April 27 at 10 a.m. with guest speakers at the Brenham Courthouse, a walk to the CASA offices and a balloon release – all to begin the dialogue in Washington County about child abuse and neglect.
“The number of confirmed cases of abuse and neglect in Washington County has been on the rise lately,” says Margarette Boswell, Executive Director of CASA. “We must come together as a community to restore these children to loving, permanent and safe homes.”
The theme of this year’s event, “Warn, Mourn and Restore” will be covered by guest speakers, Julie Renken, District Attorney in Washington & Burleson Counties as well as Sandra Lopez, a Brenham mother who lost her own daughter to abuse from a babysitter. They will speak on the Main Street steps of the courthouse at 10 a.m.
Capitol Day for CASA for Kids
CASA for Kids staff and volunteers headed to Austin, TX on January 30 to speak with legislators about issues affecting children in state custody due to abuse or neglect. The team added their voice with those of about 300 CASA volunteers, staff and board members from across the state to speak up about ensuring adequate resources to protect and achieve permanency for children in foster care and make necessary improvements to the foster care system.
Generous Businesses Step Up in Abused Child Advocacy
“It takes a village to raise a child.” This is especially true when dealing with the tough issue of child abuse.
The nonprofit CASA for Kids of South Central Texas may lead the community in advocating for the children removed from their home for their own safety, but they are not alone in looking out for a foster child’s best interest – not in this community.
Local businesses are coming together to support CASA's mission through sponsorships and donations toward CASA's annual flagship fundraiser, the Casino Night & Dinner on February 2. Wells Fargo in Brenham, for example, donated Snowflake, a white plush pony, to CASA for the silent auction.
The exciting event, which consists of buffet dinner, souvenir mug, casino-style tables and games, as well as silent auction and poker tournament will be held at the Austin County Fairgrounds, and will raise thousands for the nonprofit, aiding in advocating for abused and neglected children within Austin, Colorado, Waller and Washington counties.
For more information on tickets and sponsorship opportunities click here or call Julie at 979-277-0088.
"Most Successful Fundraiser Yet!"
The Sixth Annual Casino Night & Dinner
The 6th Annual Casino Night & Dinner was the most successful fundraising event by CASA for Kids yet! Guests and sponsors such as Sim-Tex and First National Bank of Bellville helped to raise thousands to advocate for abused and neglected children in our community.
The 2012 CASA Golf Tournament - Better Tournament Turn Out Each Year!
CASA for Kids' 6th Annual Golf Tournament was held at Houston Oaks Country Club in Hockley, TX on October 29. Amost 100 golfers turned up for the event, which resulted in a record amount earned for CASA for this event. For additional information, click here.
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