This week I am spotlighting another local organization doing incredible work in the Shenandoah Valley. Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc., provides trained volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in our area. I am proud to say that CASA is one of the deserving organizations supported through Win Win for a Cause contributions.
Each year in the Charlottesville / Albemarle region, hundreds of children are victims of violence, sexual abuse and severe neglect. CASA is an organization that trains Court Appointed Special Advocates, who work one-on-one with abused and endangered children to assist the courts in determining the best environment to ensure each child’s safety and well-being. Volunteer court advocates may be the only voice that can truly speak for these children.
Last year, 118 volunteers advocated for over 200 children in 16th Judicial District of Virginia, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for child victims. Piedmont CASA promotes awareness about child abuse and neglect through community education and outreach.
Piedmont CASA depends on volunteers. Be an advocate for a child in need – your time or donation will help provide the voice that saves a child. Volunteers come from all walks of life – all you need is to be 21 years or older and to have a desire to make a difference in the lives of local children. In addition to advocates, CASA is seeking Office Volunteers to help on an as needed basis.
If you are interested in this type of volunteer opportunity, please contact CASA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you buy or sell a home this year, what organization would you like to receive the donation in your name?