Help Change a Child’s Story at CASA’s FREE Light of Hope event
Adams & Broomfield Counties, Colo. – CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams & Broomfield Counties will be hosting its annual Light of Hope Fundraising Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at the Westin Westminster’s new ballroom (10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster, CO 80020). There will be a luncheon from 12:00-1:00 pm; check-in begins at 11:30 am. There is no fee to attend this fundraiser; however, guests will be encouraged to make a financial contribution to support CASA and its mission.
Funds raised from the event support CASA’s mission to provide specially selected and trained community volunteers, CASA Volunteers, to advocate for abused and neglected children in the pursuit of safe and permanent homes. CASA is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that trains and supervises community volunteers to represent the best interests of our most vulnerable citizens-child victims of physical, sexual or emotional abuse and neglect. CASA Volunteers are appointed by judges to be a voice for these children in court. The desired result is that children are placed into safe, loving homes where they can thrive.
Throughout the event, guests will hear from guest speakers and CASA Volunteers alike about the impact the program is having in the community.
CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties currently serves more than 500 abused and neglected children, however with over 1,600 children in the child welfare system last year alone, we are still in need of more resources and more volunteers to help the growing number of children in need of a voice.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Adams and Broomfield Counties is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that works to make sure that every child who cannot live safely at home has a caring, compassionate CASA Volunteer who will help fight for their right to be safe, ensure that they are treated with dignity, and assure their safe passage out of foster care, building a stronger community for all. Each year, in Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 1,600 children who have been physically, sexually or emotionally abused or neglected, and who are in desperate need of a caring, committed CASA Volunteer to speak up for their best interests. In Adams and Broomfield Counties, there are over 200 CASA volunteers, but we are in need of more great community members to become advocates for children. CASA conducts volunteer training classes six times a year. For more information about CASA, call 720.523.2855 or visit www.casa17th.org.