What a fitting event to honor Martin Luther King Jr. – More than a dozen volunteers attended a Lunch & Learn at CASA of the Fox Cities on Monday in honor of MLK Day and National Mentoring Month. The event, which was co-sponsored by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), was held to bring awareness to this nonprofit agency in Grand Chute and the volunteer opportunities available.
CASA of the Fox Cities advocates for abused and neglected children in our local courts. It works with volunteers in the community to place these children in safe, permanent homes.
Executive Director Maria Turner said CASA served 111 children last year. That figure is up 52 percent from 2015.
Among the opportunities available for volunteers is Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs). They are the voice of children in the court system. These volunteers meet with their assigned child for one hour a week and write monthly reports filed with the court. Judges use the reports to determine what is in the best interest of the child.
Volunteers also are needed to work on various committees that support the agency. What a great opportunity for our RSVP 55+ Volunteer Program to really make a difference!
For more information, call Jill Hannemann, Client & Volunteer Services Assistant, at 920-955-1230 or visit www.casafc.org.
“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr.