On Friday, Aug. 7, CASA Lake County hosted our annual back to school event, but it looked a little different this year. We had approximately 75 CASA volunteers who attended our Open Air Back to School Open House, in order to gather items for their CASA children as the school year kicks off. Practicing social distancing and wearing masks and gloves, our CASAs picked up and safely delivered nearly 130 backpacks for CASA kids thanks to The Chapel Libertyville. Additional school supplies, clothes, winter coats, underwear, shoes, socks, and other essential items for kids were also available. Additionally, we had wagons to give to foster families with younger children. With many unemployed and underemployed caretakers, CASAs ability to supply these critical items to children and families in foster care was greatly appreciated. We are so grateful to The Chapel Libertyville for making this event possible for the eighth consecutive year, providing the backpacks for almost 130 kids during this challenging time.