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The Coastal Bend Day of Giving

Brush Country CASA is proud to be participating in Coastal Bend Day of Giving, a 24-hour online matching fundraising event administered by Coastal Bend Community Foundation. The event will be held Tuesday, November 14 (12:00AM – 11:59PM). Mark your calendars because we will need your help! We will be joining more than 60 local nonprofits… Read more »

Brush Country CASA attends Amplifying Advocacy Conference in Huntsville

  The Brush Country CASA staff hit the road to Huntsville to attend the Amplifying Advocacy Conference on September 14-15. The conference focused on the “Power of One” theme in relation to the impact advocates can make for an individual child and aimed to educate attending volunteers and staff members through informational sessions. Session topics… Read more »

CASA Welcomes New Staff

Brush Country CASA would like to welcome our new volunteer supervisor, Ashely Herrington. Ashley has come on board to support volunteers as they guide children and families who are involved in the child welfare system and will be housed in the Alice office. Ashley is originally from Alaska, but after joining the military, she moved… Read more »

Upcoming Volunteer Training

Brush Country CASA will be hosting a free pre-service training in September. The training is geared towards teaching incoming volunteers about the role CASA plays in the judicial system and in the life of children and families who are involved in the child welfare system. The class is now a blended curriculumwhich consists of 4… Read more »

Rally comes through for Brush Country CASA

Brush Country CASAS would like to recognize Rally Credit Union for their generous contributions. The Rally Credit Union branch in Kingsville hosted a back-to-school drive and also made a generous contribution to the Brush Country CASA program. Their partnership and support are greatly appreciated, but they truly make a difference to the children we serve…. Read more »

Now Presenting: Brush Country CASA

Brush Country CASA’s Outreach Director, Nicole Ortegon and Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, Mark Molina have used informational presentations to help spread the word to our local communities about the importance of CASA volunteers. In recent weeks, the duo have presented to several audiences that include the Riviera-Kaufer faculty, the Alice and Freer city councils, as… Read more »

Brush Country CASA in the News

Over the last couple of months, Brush Country CASA has been featured in tv news segments for both KIII and KRIS 6. Brush Country CASA Nicole Ortegon joined the live desk to discuss the need for CASA volunteers during KRIS 6’s morning show and was interviewed for a segment for the evening news. A few… Read more »

Brush Country CASA hosts annual 5K

Brush Country CASA held its annual Color the Way for CASA 5K on Saturday, August 12 on the Texas A&M University – Kingsville Campus. In all, more than 70 runners participated in our adult 5K run, as well as our children’s 1-mile run. In addition to the Kingsville community, the race featured participants from all… Read more »

Brush Country CASA gets Back-to-School contributions

August means back-to-school season and Brush Country CASA was fortunate to get contributions from the supporting Kingsville community. The Zimmerman Law Firm and Infinite Photography each hosted school supply drives, with donations going towards helping the children being served by Brush Country CASAs. We would like to thank Denise Elizondo-Zimmerman and those at her law… Read more »

Brush Country CASA visits local businesses

Over the last few months, Brush Country CASA has visited the local businesses in the communities we serve. Visiting these businesses gives CASA a chance to spread the word about its efforts in each community by speaking with the owners and patrons, as well as leaving behind marketing materials for the public. It also allows… Read more »