PRLog - Dec. 5, 2012 - HYATTSVILLE, Md. -- Hyattsville, MD– Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George’s County, Inc. announced today that it has been honored with a prestigious 2012 Top-Rated Award by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews about nonprofit organizations.
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“We are excited to be named a Top-Rated 2012 Nonprofit,” says Ann Marie Binsner, Executive Director of CASA. “We are proud of our accomplishments this year, including increasing the number of abused and neglected children who have access to a CASA advocate; preparing older foster youth to transition out of foster care to independence and placing 85% of the children we serve into safe, permanent and loving homes.”
The Top-Rated Nonprofit award was based on the large number of positive reviews that Court Appointed Special Advocates/Prince George’s County received – reviews written by volunteers, donors and community members. People posted their personal experience with the nonprofit. For example, one person wrote, “I can't imagine not being a CASA because these kids are our future. They will be leaders someday and I am honored to be in this chapter of their lives.”
Being on the Top-Rated List comes at an important time of the year, as donors look for causes to support during the holiday season.
"We are gratified by Court Appointed Special Advocates for their work,” said Perla Ni, CEO of GreatNonprofits, "They deserve to be discovered by more donors and volunteers who are looking for a great nonprofit to support."
Being on the Top-Rated list gives donors and volunteers more confidence that this is a credible organization. The reviews by volunteers, clients and other donors show the on-the-ground results of this nonprofit. This award is a form of recognition by the community.
About Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)/Prince George’s County, Inc.
Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/ Prince George's County, Inc. is a volunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of abused and neglected children living in foster care. With a strong commitment to diversity, CASA trains and supervises volunteers from the community who advocate for the best interest of children, recognizing and respecting each child's individual needs. By providing a voice to children in the foster care system, it is our goal to promote the timely placement of the children we serve in safe, permanent homes.
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