A MESSAGE FROM THE CASA FOUNDATION
A big thank you to all our volunteers and donors that made 2020 a success. Although we saw the world shut down, our hearts did not. The continued support of our amazing community to our mission to support the CASA Program and all the children in foster care in Southern Nevada was tremendous. While we could not host our regular events, we were still able to provide and distribute items to our children in care.
For the graduating class of 2020, we funded, prepared, and distributed nearly 80 graduation bags to foster youth who miraculously made it to high school graduation despite all the obstacles in their path. Each bag contained $300 in gift cards plus a few other fun items. For our Back To School event, we were able to pass out over 800+ backpacks, filled with school supplies, toiletries and brand new sneakers. And, finally, Angel Tree! With the amazing committee, sponsors, and volunteers, despite the hurdles and government restrictions due to COVID-19, it was our most successful distribution to date, providing gifts to approximately 2,930 children in foster care!
Supporting our foster youth by providing tutoring was of utmost importance this year. We funded $127,578 in tutoring for 35 kids in care, per month, for almost 4,000 hours and funded various other needs including, camps, medical needs, and driving lessons for teens among the many requests.
Again, a big thank you and air hug to this tremendous community.