Message from the Executive Director
Dear Friends of CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties:
I am often asked, “What does a CASA Advocate do for a foster youth?” If the adage that “a picture is worth a thousand words”, then a video must be worth 10,000 words and it is more engaging to watch. Please take a moment to view our new video in which a few Advocates share what it means to them to be a CASA.
I am so grateful to our 160 Advocates who recognize that their gift of time to just one child will positively change the trajectory of not only that child but for this same child who will grow up to be an adult and his/her Advocate impacted future generations. The Advocates’ time spent with the child promotes hope, resiliency, and joy. As we enter the fall season, our focus will eventually shift to the planning for the holidays, family visits, and lots of laughter. For many of our foster youth, that is not what their childhood experiences have included. It was filled with severe neglect, physical abuse and emotional abuse.
I hope that you can help me reach CASA’s goal to have more than 200 active Advocates in 2020. There are other ways to help CASA, too, and we are proud that 83 cents for every dollar received is dedicated directly to our CASA program.
CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties was one of the local non-profits selected for the 2020
Granville Home of Hope.
For every ticket we sell between December 1
and May 6th, we will be able to keep 100% of the proceeds AND the winner may win a $400,000 home for just the cost of the $100 ticket. I hope you consider purchasing your ticket from us so that we can serve more foster youth in our area. Be on the lookout for an email to be sent out shortly.
is coming to Fresno April 28
May 2, 2020! Thank you to
Fresno Lexus and Broadway Across America
for allowing CASA of Fresno and Madera Counties to receive $5.00 for each ticket sold. We value the support of each of you as our community partners and giving the opportunity for others to enjoy a wonderful Broadway play and simultaneously assist our foster youth.
CASA: The Voice that Matters for Foster Youth is now becoming a stronger voice thanks to you.
In partnership for children,
Wilma Tom Hashimoto