Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Back To School Donations Needed! Organized By The CASA Foundation

The CASA Foundation is looking for donations of school supplies for Clark County children in foster care.

Backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed during the annual CASA Foundation Back-to-School event hosted at Square Salon shortly before school starts. The salon is donating free haircuts, styling and manicures and Toll Brothers luxury home builders is collecting backpacks and school supplies.

“We are expecting as many as 400 children at our event and we want to make sure they are well prepared to go back to school in style,” said Elizabeth Ham, CASA Foundation board trustee. “We are hoping to have enough backpacks to distribute to foster children who attend, as well as those that are unable to make it to the event. “

Items needed include: backpacks, crayons (no glitter, please), pencils, pencil boxes and pouches, wide-ruled spiral notebooks and notebook paper, pocket folders, pink bar erasers, glue sticks, small tissue packs, small pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, markers and rulers.

Donations can be dropped off at:
CASA Program Office
601 D N. Pecos Rd., Square Salon
1225 S. Fort Apache Road (Charleston Blvd. and Ft. Apache Road)
Toll Brothers at 3178 Porto Vittoria Ave. in Henderson or at any Toll Brother’s sales office.

The CASA Foundation provides funds for the special needs of Clark County children who have become wards of District Court due to abuse and neglect.  The foundation also supports the Court Appointed Special Advocates program, a division of Family Court that trains volunteers to serve as a voice for the children.  More than 1,500 Clark County children live in foster or group homes and another 1,500 are in the care of relatives and under the Department of Family Services supervision.
For more information contact the CASA Foundation at 702-588-2272 or visit the website at www.casafoundationlv.org.

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