Cynthia Izaguirre is For the Child

What happens when the 26,000 foster kids age out of the foster care system each year? Hear from Channel 8 News Co-Anchor Cynthia Izaguirre about children aging out of foster care and how CASA of Tarrant County is an essential part of the solution!

CASA Day at the Ballpark

Root Root Root for your home team!

As a token of our appreciation, the Wing Society would like to invite CASA Volunteers, their family and friends and CASA supporters to join us at the Globe Life Park in Arlington. Invite your friends and family to root for the Texas Rangers as they take on the Los Angeles Angels. The seats are located on the Lexus Club Terrace in section 212-213 near 3rd base and are $22. Stay afterward to enjoy the free fireworks show!

Only 75 tickets are available - Register now! Purchased tickets will be emailed to you prior to the event.

When: April 28, 7pm
Where: Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

You could win a hog hunt!

Early Bird Special: Register for the Pull for Kids Clay Shoot by April 21 and receive 1 raffle ticket per person to go towards winning a hog hunt package from Independence Ranch valued at $1,600. Package includes a 2 person, 3 day-2 night hog hunt including meals, lodging and unlimited hogs! Winner will be notified by email by April 25. www.casaclayshoot.org

Early Bird Special: Register for the Pull for Kids Clay Shoot by April 21 and receive 1 raffle ticket per person to go towards winning a hog hunt package from Independence Ranch valued at $1,600. Package includes a 2 person, 3 day-2 night hog hunt including meals, lodging and unlimited hogs! Winner will be notified by email by April 25. www.casaclayshoot.org

Potbelly Fundraiser

Please join us for food, fun and goodwill! 25% of sales from 5-8pm on March 30 at the S University Potbelly location will go back to CASA of Tarrant County!

Sponsorships are available!

 

Sponsorships are available for the Pull for Kids Clay Shoot - By supporting this event, you will give a voice to children in foster care. Ensure home is a safe place for every child. Your participation includes promotional benefits and exposure, as well as opportunities for your employees to participate. Find out more at www.casaclayshoot.org/sponsor

Celebrating an Adoption!

Today we are celebrating a huge success! Thanks to CASA Carrie, these children who once endured extreme physical abuse, are now adopted and are thriving in a loving permanent home! 

Donate at Mattress Firm!

Together we’re providing team sports, dance classes, field trips, summer camp—enriching opportunities that give foster children the confidence to bloom. Now’s your chance to help local foster kids dream, achieve, succeed! Bring your tax-deductible donation to any Mattress Firm store or donate online. Every donation is appreciated, and every dollar helps. 

http://www.mattressfirmfosterkids.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=cms.page&id=1018

From a recent volunteer graduate...

Recent volunteer graduate Sandra Petrick said, "I am so excited to now be an official CASA volunteer! I've been searching for a cause to volunteer my time and I wanted to work with children and chose CASA to pour my time into. Neglected and abused children need a voice, and I'm so blessed to be a part of this movement. If you are looking for a place to volunteer your time and love children, I encourage you to go and check out CASA of Tarrant County." Thank you Sandra for your dedication to helping the children in our community!

CASA at the Capitol

CASA volunteers and staff are at the Capitol today in Austin, TX meeting with 14 Reps and Senators to discuss legislative priorities for CASA.

Kevin Campbell, Founder of Family Finding with CASA volunteer and LAT Chair, Sue Rudolph at CASA at the Capitol.

CASA of Tarrant County volunteers and staff learning about the legislative advocacy issues that impact CASA and Child Welfare.

Funky Finds Spring Fling

Bring the family and be a part of the funky fun featuring over 100 Artists, Crafters, Designers, Authors & Gourmet Food Makers selling their unique hand-crafted items at the Funky Finds Spring Fling! Attend Both Days...it's that FUNKY! This event benefits CASA of Tarrant County - visit http://funkyfinds.com/spring for more info

Kendra Scott Gives Back Night

Continuing the tradition of support for CASA of Tarrant County, the Mid-Cities Theta chapter has teamed up with Kendra Scott to host a Gives Back Night on Thursday, February 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kendra Scott Southlake Town Square store. 

Please plan to join us for sips, sweets, shopping and sisterhood.  If you purchase something, 20% of the proceeds will go to CASA of Tarrant County and you’ll be registered to win a pair of Kendra Scott earrings.  Also, you can register to win a Kendra Scott necklace just for stopping by and no purchase is necessary.  The Theta drawing will be held at 8 p.m. 

Please share the invitation with friends and family via email and social media!  

Resolve to Volunteer For the New Year!

A new year—a fresh start. Resolve to volunteer at CASA of Tarrant County for the new year! You may be transformed by the experience. 

Fulfill Your 2017 Resolutions as a CASA volunteer!

What are your resolutions for 2017? You can fulfill them as a CASA volunteer! Impact your community, help others, improve yourself and find your passion while helping abused & neglected children. Learn more on our "Become an Advocate" page!

Texas Lawmakers Urge For Foster Care System Reform

There is a high rate of children who go into foster care who age out and have a very high likelihood of homelessness or crime,” [Chrystal Smith, executive director of Austin-based Foster Village] said. “A lot of it comes back to foster care­—there could have been a difference made while those children were in foster care versus pouring resources [against] human trafficking and homelessness. Those are worthy causes, but if we can kind of intercede earlier when they are in foster care, that’s a great opportunity to help potentially prevent some of those problems.” 

https://communityimpact.com/austin/northwest-austin/at-the-capitol/2016/12/16/texas-lawmakers-urge-foster-care-system-reform/

CASA License Plates

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Purchase a CASA License Plate to show your support! Of the $30 from each license plate, $22 goes to Texas CASA and $11 to your local CASA program based on your county of residence. Go to www.texascasa.org

Employee of the Quarter

Congratulations to our Employee of the Quarter - Casework Supervisor Jennifer Cruz!