I volunteer for the Fulton County CASA program in Atlanta, Georgia, and wanted to inform you about a fundraiser 5K run to benefit the children in the program. The Super Hero 5K Fun Run happens on November 10 at 4pm in Piedmont Park in Atlanta. For more information check out their website at www.casarun.org, and www.gacasa.org
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a national organization in the United States that advocates for children who are in State custody or have to go to court for custody, foster, and adoption placement hearings. While the foster care system tries hard to meet the needs of children in its care, everyone from child welfare case managers to foster parents agrees that the juvenile care system is overwhelmed, underfunded, and in some cases sadly ineffective. CASAs can help by keeping kids from slipping through the cracks and speaking out for them in court.
If you are not in the Atlanta area, consider finding out about your local CASA program at www.casaforchildren.org