CASA Volunteer Appreciation 2021
CASA volunteers selflessly volunteer their time to support children and families involved in the child welfare system. Brush Country CASA is so very grateful to have such a great group of advocates and strive to appreciate them everyday. During Volunteer Appreciation Week in April Brush Country CASA went the extra mile by trying to make our advocates feel special. This year we opted to provide a “Movie Night on Us” complete with snacks, a movie and a Domino’s gift card courtesy of the Molina Family, owners of Domino’s Pizza, in Kingsville.
Furthermore, to acknowledge the commitment, time, and compassion of CASA/GAL volunteers, the National CASA/GAL Association for Children partnered with FosterStrong to host the first-ever, CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day on Tuesday, May 18, 2021. FosterStrong is a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the negative narrative surrounding foster care.
CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day provides an opportunity to honor and thank CASA/GAL volunteers who work hard to ensure children and youth in the foster care system have their voices heard each day. On this day, National CASA/GAL’s network of 948 state organizations and local programs were encouraged to recognize their volunteers through various social media channels to show their appreciation.
CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day also gives people nationwide the chance to better understand the critical role a CASA/GAL volunteer plays in the lives of young people, and inspire others to contribute their time to support children who may be in/or at-risk of child welfare involvement. To acknowledge the dedication and resilience of CASA/GAL volunteers, National CASA/GAL and FosterStrong worked with members of Congress to recognize CASA/GAL Volunteer’s Day on the morning of May 18, 2021, which was followed by a culminating virtual celebration for all CASA/GAL volunteers that evening.
In conjunction with the celebration Brush Country CASA released several slideshows featuring our advocates and highlighting the amazing work they do for our community. You can view the National CASA celebration and Brush Country CASA’s slideshows below.