San Benito GIVES provides nonprofit organizations such CASA of San Benito County the opportunity to participate in a county-wide day of giving, supporting those agencies working to make a difference.
More specifically, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is working to make a difference in the lives of foster children from our community by providing them with responsible and caring adults to ensure the child’s safety and well-being through their duration in foster care.
Below, a 10-year-old child shares her story how her advocate has made a difference.
“To start off with, I think my CASA worker is a good role model to me. I think this because she goes to college and has a good job. She gets her work done and anything that has to do with her education or her priorities, she also has a car and, to me, that’s a big responsibility. She also knows when to have fun. She is a super caring, nice, thoughtful person and really fun to hang out with. Anyways, moving on to the impact she has made in my life. She has made a big impact in my life because I would just be stuck at home all day and I think she really cares about my life. To be more clear: my future and my education. Another way she has made an impact is her being a good role model to me. By this I mean I have another person to look up to and follow the good choices she has made. On the other hand, I think the best part of having a CASA worker is having another person to support me in life and guide me through life’s challenges.”
CASA is making a difference in the lives of foster children, but we can’t do it without your help. Please join us now through May 16 for San Benito GIVES. Your donation will ensure that foster children from our community will continue to receive support and care during a difficult time in their life.