Wishing you a
Happy Holiday Season!
The stockings are hung, by the chimney with care, in hopes that...In hopes of what? For many children who have been placed into the foster care system, they have come from homes where there was no Christmas, there was no hope. They have come from families that did not celebrate a holiday. They have come from environments where there were no presents, no tree. They have come from homes where there was not holiday joy or love.

The Holiday season is upon us. Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, Kwanzaa; these are times that can be extremely difficult for many foster children. During this time of Holiday Cheer, many foster children are faced with the realization that they will not be "home for the holidays," so to speak, with their biological family members. When they wake up Christmas morning, and are surrounded by people who just may be strangers to them, strangers who are laughing and having fun, it can be a very difficult time for them, indeed. To be sure, it is a day that is a stark reminder to these children that they are not with their own family. It is during the holidays when families are supposed to be together, yet these children in care are not. They are not with their families, and they may not know when they will see them next.

Please help spread a little Holiday Cheer! You can help this Holiday season by providing foster children in Collin County with toys for Christmas! We accept new toys and gift cards in our office throughout December. 

National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. Many of these children have been waiting a longtime to be part of a forever family and we were honored to be a part of their day. This year 13 children in Collin County were adopted into their forever homes on NAD.

National Adoption Day - November 19th, 2016
Become a CASA

By becoming a Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA volunteer, you can help keep abused and neglected children safe, giving them a chance at finding happiness. CASA volunteers are individuals from all walks of life who speak up for a child's best interests in court. If you are interested in becoming a CASA or would like more information please contact Lacey Dembicki at 972-529-2272 X117 or via email at  ldembicki@casaofcollincounty.org.

Thank You Mercedes-Benz of Plano for hosting the 2017 Voice for Children Gala Kick Off Party!
For the 11th year in a row CASA welcomes Mercedes-Benz of Plano as the presenting sponsor of the Voice for Children Gala.

For more information about our 2017 Voice For Children Gala, please click  here
Volunteer Spotlight

Lizzie Mace truly has a heart for 
giving and is an amazing woman. She has 
collected almost $3,000.00 in $25.00 gift 
cards for teens in foster care this holiday season. She is 
constantly thinking of new and innovative ways to 
serve foster children in Collin County! A million
 thanks to Lizzie. She has shown how important it is
 help others while getting nothing in return. Thank
yo u! We truly appreciate your kindness in so many ways!

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