State Farm Provides Car Seats
A neighbor called Child Protective Services after three-year-old Esme was seen wandering around her apartment complex. While Esme's mother went to drug rehabilitation, Esme lived with her grandmother. But taking in her granddaughter put a financial strain on Esme's grandmother. Without a car seat for Esme, her grandmother stayed at home and relied on friends for errands, straining her relationships and ability to care for Esme. When Esme's Dallas CASA volunteer learned Esme did not have car seat, she was able to access funds through Dallas CASA to provide Esme's grandmother with a car seat.
State Farm recently granted Dallas CASA $25,000 for the purchase of car seats to keep children safe. Thanks to corporate grants like the one from State Farm, Dallas CASA volunteers can help children and support the needs of their caregivers.