The 24th annual Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser which generates public awareness and funding to support the work of Capital Area CASA Association is officially underway!
Casas for CASA
Be sure to stop by the center court at the Mall of Louisiana to take a peek at the gorgeous Magnolia Estate playhouse. The playhouse will be on display through Aug. 19 and $5 raffle tickets can be purchased at www.casabr.org, at the mall or at the CASA office, 848 Louisiana Ave. The playhouse winner will be drawn at 5 p.m. Aug. 19, and the winner does not need to be present to win.
What is CASA?
CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. Capital Area CASA Association serves East Baton Rouge Parish and trains volunteers to advocate for these children. Children need to do more than survive; they need to thrive in the safety and love of a family. CASA volunteers do not provide legal representation, nor do they replace social workers. A CASA volunteer is an independent voice speaking solely for the best interests of the child with the ultimate goal being a safe, permanent home.
CASA volunteers get to know the child and talk with everyone involved in the child’s life to gather facts about the child’s history and current situation. Using this information, the volunteer submits recommendations in a report to the juvenile court judge. Since most CASA recommendations are accepted by the court, children with CASA volunteers are more likely to find permanent homes and spend less time in foster care. CASA volunteers also ensure that children’s needs are being met while in state custody.
All proceeds from the Casas for CASA playhouse fundraiser benefit Capital Area CASA Association in its mission to help abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes.
CASA will deliver the playhouse to the winner within 60 miles of the Mall of Louisiana. Click here to purchase raffle tickets. The last day to purchase raffle tickets is August 19.