The latest news and information from Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Fresno and Madera Counties. 

Message from the Executive Director
 
Dear Friends,
 
We've had a great summer here at CASA and are now getting ready for the back to school season and our Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser.
 
Often times the start of a new school year can be a scary transition for foster children. They may be attending a new school for the first time, unsure of their teachers and friends, or worried that they won't have all the supplies required by their new grade level. Here at CASA we are fortunate to once again this year be able to provide foster children with a backpack filled with school supplies during our Annual Backpack Drive. Our advocates currently appointed to a school aged child can bring the kids into our office to select a backpack filled with the supplies they'll need to have a successful start to the school year. We are thankful for the opportunity to provide these school supplies and it's just one of the many ways CASA helps children transition successfully into their next grade level.
 
We wish everyone a great start to the new school year! 

Gratefully,
 
Nathan Lee, Executive Director.

2016 CASA Backpack Drive! 
 
Our Annual Backpack Drive is happening now! 

CASA is handing out over 100 backpacks to school aged foster children currently appointed to an advocate. 


Fig Gig at Fig Garden Village

Join us on August 11, 2016 from 7-9 p.m. at Fig Garden Village for Fig Gig! The evening will feature live music by The Valley Cats and a chance to win some fabulous raffle prizes! 

All proceeds from the raffle will benefit CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties.  
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Fig Gig Information
Help us spread the news! We'll be holding two information sessions in Madera during the month of August. Each session will be held at the Madera County Library and give Madera residents a chance to hear about CASA and receive information on how to become an advocate. Interested attendees can RSVP for either session by calling our office at 559-244-6485. 


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Upcoming Events
Here's what's happening at CASA in August:
 
Backpack Drive Pick-Up: Thursday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 9. CASA Office
Information Session: Saturday, August 6, 9:00-10:00 a.m. CASA Office.
Madera Small Group Meeting: Wednesday, August 10, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Madera DSS Office.
August Fig Gig: Thursday, August 11, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Fig Garden Village.
Madera Information Session: Saturday, August 13, 9:00-10:00 a.m. Madera County Library.
Board of Directors Meeting: Monday, August 15, 5:30-7:00 p.m. Dowling Aaron.
Continuing Education Class: Thursday, August 18, 6:15-8:15 p.m. CASA Office.
Journey of Hope 0-5 Small Group Meeting: Wednesday, August 24, 5:15-8:15 p.m. CASA Office.
Journey of Hope 13-18 Small Group Meeting: Thursday, August 25, 5:15-8:15 p.m. CASA Office.
Madera Information Session: Wednesday, August 31, 6:00-7:00 p.m. Madera County Library.
 

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