CASA in the Community

Brush Country CASA's mission is to recruit, train and support community volunteers to help guide children through the foster care system. Our goal is to serve 100% of the children in our service area. In 2018, Brush Country CASA served a little over half of the children in care. In 2019, CASA is pushing really hard to change that percentage. Part of our plan is to engage with the community by partaking in more community events with the hopes of reaching more potential volunteers. This quarter CASA took part in 7 events including the Healthy, Wealthy and Wise Health Fair in Kingsville, The Santa Gertrudis Family Fun Night in Kingsville, and the "SAFE"cation Event in Alice. CASA also hosted our first Dinner with CASA event in Alice, Texas on February 21, 2019 which was a success bringing in over 20 people to learn more about our program.

For more information on upcoming events please refer to the newsletter for the complete list. If you are interested in volunteering at an event, please email Nicole Ortegon at nicole.ortegon@brushcountrycasa.org.

Casa for CASA Playhouse Fundraiser

Brush Country CASA was lucky enough to be chosen as the recipient for the Celanese Bishop Facility Community Engagement Project. The Bishop site supported CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) by building and painting two beautiful playhouses which will be raffled for the program. CASA, is a non-profit organization, recruits and trains community volunteers to speak up on behalf of abused and neglected children in Kleberg County and the surrounding areas. CASA's mission is to advocate for a permanent, safe and nurturing environment as quickly as possible. CASA's mission aligns with the Celanese mission to support safe places and thriving families.

CASA would like to extend a heart felt thank you to Celanese Bishop Facility and all of the individuals who donated their time to complete this project. We are so grateful for your continued support and belief in our mission.

Raffle tickets for the playhouse are now available for purchase and will be on sale until the closing of the raffle in late April. Tickets may be purchased at the CASA office and The Kingsville Chamber of Commerce. Tickets are $5.00 each or 5 for $20.00. Please call the CASA office at 361.595.7233 for more information.