Thank You to all of our North Texas Giving Day donors!!
North Texas Giving Day 2020 in a word? INCREDIBLE.
CASA for Hunt County is truly THANKFUL for each and every donor who contributed during the NTXGD online giving opportunity. We are blessed by the generosity of each person who thoughtfully gave to support CASA’s work in ensuring each child who enters the foster care system will have a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer!
Because of you — our generous donors — a total a little over $18,500 was raised during
North Texas Giving Day on 9.17.2020 for CASA for Hunt County!
In all, on North Texas Giving Day, there were 106,000 givers just like you raised more than $58.8 million for more than 3,200 nonprofits in the region! The success of North Texas Giving Day is further proof of what we already know: we SHOW UP for each other.
As you know, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers continue to stand in the front lines to ensure the children appointed to be served by CASA do not fall through the cracks, that the children know they have a voice, and that they are more than just a case number.
CASA volunteers advocate for children who, by no fault of their own, are placed into the overwhelmed foster care system for their own protection. CASA volunteers are a “constant” for the children … they build relationships with them, get to know everyone involved in their families, schools, and lives in order to bring information to the judge who makes best interest decisions for the children during their child abuse case.
CASA for Hunt County is appointed to serve 100% of the Hunt County children removed from their abusive homes and placed into the foster care system.
Due to the pandemic, CASA for Hunt County has not been able to conduct fundraisers for supporting our work. It takes people like you, who care about ensuring children placed into the foster care system, have a CASA volunteer advocate.
Please continue supporting CASA for Hunt County!
The North Texas Giving Day was the first of many efforts we’ll have during our Fiscal Year 20-21 to raise the needed monies to continue our very important work for the county’s most vulnerable children.
What it means to be a CASA volunteer
When a child enters the foster care system because his or her home is no longer safe, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to help them. That volunteer is called a Court Appointed Special Advocate®, or CASA.
CASA volunteers are screened and highly trained and then appointed by judges to represent and advocate for a child’s best interests in the child protection system. CASA volunteers are each assigned to help one child or set of siblings at a time, so they can focus on giving that child or sibling group the individualized advocacy and attention they need. CASA volunteers save taxpayers money and children’s futures by helping children find a safe, permanent homes as soon as possible.
CASA continues to provide valuable volunteer advocacy for every abused child in this area. CASA volunteers serve as the “eyes and ears” for the judge in child welfare cases. This includes researching each child’s situation and making objective recommendations to help them reclaim their childhoods from abuse and neglect. CASA volunteers are frequently the only stable presence in these children’s lives as they navigate the foster care system.
These volunteers bring three critical qualities to their work: they focus on one case at a time; they bring a unique perspective to the court case; and their sole objective is representing the best interests of the child.