Chance Meeting Changes the Lives of Three Teenage Brothers

The Morris brothers spent three years in foster care and expected to age out of foster care. But their Dallas CASA volunteer advocate Chris wouldn't give up on the dream of a permanent family for the Morris boys. After an appearance on WFAA's Wednesday's Child, the boys found a chance at permanency.  Read more on Dallas CASA's blog .
Dallas CASA Volunteer Goes the Extra Mile for Teenager

Dallas CASA volunteer Mark Barbaree recently went the extra mile - or miles - for a teenager he's advocating for. The child was on runaway status from a foster home, and Mark traveled to East Texas and spent hours looking for the teenager. For Mark, this was all in a day's work.   "I have to remember that no one else is standing in line to take over this problem. In many ways, Dallas CASA volunteers are the last line of defense against a vulnerable child being lost in the system. If we don't do it, it simply won't get done."  Visit Dallas CASA's blog   to learn more.
Dallas CASA Annual Report

At the end of 2018, Dallas CASA was serving 80% of Dallas County children living in protective care. We are grateful to the volunteers and supporters who make it possible for us to continue gaining significant ground to reach our goal of serving every child who needs us. We could not do it without your generous and unwavering commitment to help child victims of abuse and neglect have safe and permanent homes.

North Texas Giving Day Sept. 19

On one special day each September, the  Communities Foundation of Texas presents North Texas Giving Day, a day when a percentage of every gift North Texans make to their favorite charities is matched. In just ten years, North Texas Giving Day has raised $243 million in charitable funds for the North Texas community. Dallas CASA supporters donated nearly $100,000 in 2018 to help us achieve our goal of providing a volunteer advocate for every abused and neglected child in Dallas County who is removed from an unsafe home and placed into protective care. Mark your calendars for Thursday, Sept. 19 and take your stand against child abuse and neglect.
Dallas CASA Will Honor Nowitzkis as Champions of Children

Dallas CASA is pleased to share that we'll be honoring Jessica and Dirk Nowitzki with the 2019 Judge Barefoot Sanders Champion of Children Award at our annual dinner Nov. 14 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.  Known most for his storied 21 years with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki has made supporting children in need a priority since the earliest days of his professional basketball career. His behind-the-scenes personal involvement at Children's Medical Center earned him the nickname "Uncle Dirk," and he's supported the Heroes Special Olympics softball and Heroes Celebrity baseball games as well. Through the Dirk Nowitzki Foundation, numerous organizations serving children and families have benefited from the Nowitzkis' generosity. By lifting up children and families impacted by poverty, abuse, neglect and illness, the Nowitzkis are helping Dallas children find pathways to health and well-being, education and success.  The award is named in honor of Judge Barefoot Sanders, the revered United State District Court judge for the Northern District of Texas, a past award recipient and a steadfast supporter of children. For more information or to buy tickets to the dinner, visit Dallas CASA's website To read more about the evening's speaker, visit  My Sweet Charity .
Closing Party Wraps Up Dallas CASA's Parade of Playhouses 

Dallas CASA celebrated the final days of Parade of Playhouses with The Closing Party at  Design Within Reach , NorthPark Center on July 25.  Hosted by the Dallas CASA  Board of Directors , the party honored our playhouse sponsors and builders.  It was a festive evening of entertainment with a fun wine pull, great hors d'oeuvres & beverages. Parade of Playhouses was presented by Crest Cadillac / Crest INFINITI, with KDC serving as grand marshal and NorthPark Center hosting.

To read more about The Closing Party, visit My Sweet Charity . To read more about Parade of Playhouses, visit My Sweet Charity .
Voices for a Cause Benefit Concert Supports Dallas CASA

The  Dallas CASA Young Professionals  will host a benefit concert September 26, featuring performances by headliner The Rich Girls and opening act The Vinyl Countdown. The concert, Voices for a Cause, brings together supporters of Dallas CASA for drinks and appetizers on  The Rustic 's outdoor patio to support abused and neglected children. For tickets, visit Dallas CASA.
Friends of Dallas  CASA 
Win D CEO Awards

Friends and supporters of Dallas CASA recently won awards from D CEO Magazine and Communities Foundation of Texas. 
  • Longtime Dallas CASA volunteer Larry Dolan was named Volunteer of the Year. As Dallas CASA's  longest-serving volunteer, Dolan has served 132 children in 23 years.
  • AT&T, Goldman Sachs and Pioneer Natural Resources received a corporate citizenship award for Collaboration of the Year for the Dallas CASA Classic golf tournament they host annually. The tournament is the largest single-day, non-PGA-sponsored golf tournament in the country. Since 1998, it has raised $19.7 million for Dallas CASA.
  • Fidelity Investments was name a finalist for In Kind Giving in recognition of expert IT project support provided to Dallas CASA.
To read about all the awards, visit D CEO.
New Dallas CASA Volunteers

Dallas CASA welcomes volunteers who have completed 30 hours of training and courtroom observations and are ready to begin serving abused and neglected children in need. Click here to read the names of the newest volunteers.

Thank you to everyone who serves abused and neglected children! Check out Dallas CASA's Facebook page for photos from our new volunteer swearing-in ceremonies.

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Save the date
Sunday, October 6

The Kappa Alpha Theta chapter at Southern Methodist University will host its annual 5K run October 6. All proceeds from the race benefit Dallas CASA. Registration details coming soon.
Dallas CASA In the News

WFAA Channel 8 covered Dallas CASA's Parade of Playhouses this year. Visit WFAA to watch the segment.
6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 12
noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 13
6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 26

Please invite friends and colleagues to attend an upcoming  information session  to learn more about becoming a Dallas CASA volunteer. We have day and evening  classes  for volunteer training.

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