Sunday, December 4, CASA* of the Eastern Panhandle hosted their second annual Holiday Tea and Purse Auction in Shepherdstown, WV, at The Bavarian Inn.
As part of the program, those involved with CASA shared stories of the lives they've touched--often saved--through the services provided by CASA. And while the success stories were moving, the real motivation was
knowing that something as simple as buying a handbag, could help change the life of a child.
It costs approximately $1,300 just to train one CASA volunteer. This event raised over $13,000--that's enough money to give 10 people the opportunity to go out in our community and make an impact, right here in the Eastern Panhandle!
Cathy Ferro, Christine Foster, Kim Cicchino, & Rebecca Carper
Josephine Vesly & Aija Rabinowitz
Bunny Greer & Ashley Musselwhite
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*What is CASA? CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. After a rigorous training program, CASA volunteers are appointed to investigate cases when children have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect. CASA is a nationwide program, and there are ten CASA organizations in West Virginia. CASA of the Eastern Panhandle(CASA-EP) was established in 2003. Since then, CASA-EP has trained over 95volunteers and advocated for nearly 400 children in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan Counties. Our long-term goal is to increase our base of active volunteers so we can serve all of the children in the Eastern Panhandle who are removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect and need our help.