CASA to host Casino Night fund-raiser


In honor of National Child Abuse Prevention month, the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children (CASA) and the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Casino Night fundraiser April 11 from 6-10 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriot in Lake Jackson.

Marian Bullard, recruiter and trainer for CASA serving Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton counties, said the event would raise much-needed funds for the CASA program. All proceeds raised from the event will benefit foster children in Brazoria, Matagorda and Wharton counties.

“When a child enters the child welfare system because his or her home is no longer safe due to abuse or neglect, a judge may appoint a committed volunteer to advocate for the best interest of the child in court and other settings,” Bullard said. “That volunteer is called CASA.”

Bullard said Gulf Coast CASA is a non-profit organization that recruits, screens, extensively trains and helps CASA volunteers who advocate for the local abuse and neglected children in the foster care system.

“As a CASA organization, we walk with our volunteers as we work to find permanent and safe homes for our children,” Bullard said. “Navigating the foster care system can be scary for a child and our CASAs, who may be the only constant adult in a child’s life, is a person the child can depend upon to make that journey less frightening.”

The fund-raiser will include dinner, music, an auction and cash bar. 

To sponsor a table of eight for $1,000 and that includes meal, wine on table, logo in program and marketing material and $10K in chips.

For more information on this event, contact Gulf Coast CASA at 979-308-4756 or the Brazoria County Hispanic Chamber at 979-233-2223.

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