Published: 06 February 2017
Join us in February for CASA "Bags of Hope" Collection Month!
Help make a difference in the lives of children who have been removed from their families because of abuse and neglect. CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates are there to assist children in crisis situations. Once a child has been removed from their families because of abuse or neglect they often leave with very few belongings.
Once in care, Child Advocates provide the child with a duffel bag (for their clothes), which also includes: a travel pillow, a lap blanket, a toothbrush with tooth paste, a journal or coloring book and some colored markers, pencils and/or crayons. Sometimes, the donor includes a personal message of hope, love, and encouragement for the child. These items belong to the child and may be taken with them all throughout the time they are in care, which can last between twelve and eighteen months, and in some complicated cases, until the child reaches eighteen. These items are intended to be comforting and useful for the children.
...and so we are asking the KMOC Listeners to donate as many items as they can for the bags or an entire bag!
- Duffel bags (for their clothes)
- Travel pillows
- Lap blankets
- Journals or Coloring books
- Colored markers, pencils and/or crayons
You can also include a personal message of hope, love, and encouragement for the child. Just drop off items at the studios of KMOC during the month of February.
For more information about Child Advocates CASA of Red River visit their website at http://casawf.org/
Published: 20 December 2016