Voices for Children -- CASA of Monterey County Announces Its Annual Friends Luncheon on Thursday, September 20th at Corral de Tierra Country Club
SALINAS, CA -- Every year Voices for Children – CASA of Monterey County launches its annual fund drive with a luncheon. More than just a fundraiser, this luncheon is an opportunity to learn about the program and hear directly from the youth who benefit from it. This year the lunch will feature four youth sharing their stories and the role their CASA had in their lives. Join us for this luncheon and be inspired by the youths’ candor and their aspirations for the future. A pre-event campaign is underway to meet a donor challenge that will result in a powerful matching gift program.
Event Date: Thursday, Sept 20, 2012
Location: Corral de Tierra Country Club at 81 Corral de Tierra Road in Salinas.
Time: 11:30 – 1:30
Cost: Suggested luncheon donation $25.00
Or call: 831-455-6800
To make a donation in lieu of attending, please visit our website http://voicesforchildrencasa.org/
Formerly known as CASA of Monterey County, Voices for Children’s mission is to train and support community volunteers who advocate for abused or neglected children placed in foster care, upholding the children's rights while pursuing a safe and permanent home. CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates) speak up for the children’s best interests and build relationships that help restore a child’s trust. CASAs also mentor youth over age 18 as they transition out of foster care into independent living.
Founded locally in 1996 as the Monterey County CASA Association, Voices for Children was formed to make sure children placed in foster care receive the care and services they need to be safe and thrive, with the goal of finding the child a permanent home. Monterey County's first CASA was appointed in 1997. Since that time we've trained over 900 community volunteers and served over 1,000 children.