WARSAW – CASA of Kosciusko County on Nov. 12, held its Annual Holiday Festival.
The celebration marked 20 years of its role in the community.
CASA hosted around 325 guests including corporate sponsors, business leaders, and other supporters at Image Air Charter’s hangar. The theme “Making a Difference” influenced by Loren Eiseley’s Starfish story, inspired a record amount of donations raised as the community did their part to support the mission of being the voice for abused and neglected children in our local court system.
CASA of Kosciusko County appreciates the support of the community like Diamond Sponsors, Core Mechanical and The Downtown Eatery and Spirits; Platinum Sponsors, D&D Electric, Silveus Insurance Group, and Fred and Karen Rowland; and Gold Sponsors, DePuy Synthes, Whimet, and Zimmer Biomet.
With the strong support of all of the sponsors and attendants at the event, CASA of Kosciusko raised over $225,000. These funds will be used locally to recruit, train and support volunteers who serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the Kosciusko County court system.
“Our goal at CASA is for every abused and neglected child to find a safe, permanent home and have the opportunity to thrive. I am blown away by the support we received from the community! The money raised will allow us to continue to be the voice for maltreated children in our community,” said Erin Rowland Jones, executive director.
CASA is a non-profit organization and is funded largely by local donors. Its mission is to recruit, support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy.
The demand for CASA volunteers is greater than ever and the cost associated to serve a single child is over $1,000. If you would like more information on how to become a CASA volunteer or would like to donate, please visit www.casachildren.com.