From member Janice Woodall: This event costs $10, but it goes to a wonderful charity.
This April, NFC will be supporting CASA and their amazing work for children. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA Davidson County consists of dedicated staff and about 280 volunteers.
All children have a right to a home with loving people to care for them. But each year in the United States, thousands of children are abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families. Over 270,000 of them are removed from their homes and placed in foster care or institutions. Eventually, they end up in court. They are victims of abuse and neglect.
It is up to a judge to decide their future. Should they remain in foster care? Be reunited with parents? Or adopted? In these cases, many children also become victims a second time - lost in an overburdened child welfare system that cannot pay close attention to each child whose life is in its hands.
That's where CASA comes in. CASA volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates for children; they are trained community volunteers appointed by a judge to speak for abused and neglected children in court.
CASA's goal is to expedite the process through which these abused and neglected children are found permanent, safe homes.
We hope you will join us at Valentino's on Thursday April, 25th from 530-8pm! Attendance is $10, there will be happy hour drink specials, complimentary appetizers and entertainment provided by John Jonethis.