Block party, bake sale benefit CASA

Court appointed special advocates group
Block party, bake sale benefit CASA

The people who stand beside kids going through the court system and foster care got financial support Saturday in Carthage.
A fundraiser for Jasper Countys CASA program was held at Pete’s gas station and included home baked goods for sale and a block party with games for adults and kids.
CASA stands for the court appointed special advocates. The program is staffed with all volunteers with the desire to help children who’ve been in abused or neglected homes. CASA is a non-profit group so events like this help the public get to know its mission.
Heidi Dailey, the manager of Pete’s said, “I’m hoping it makes the community aware that children need help when they’ve been removed from their homes. And CASA is a very good program to do that.”
Glenda Aleshire, who came to support the effort added, “There’s a lot of abused children out there that people don’t even know about. And I think something like this is really great.”
All of the proceeds from the fundraiser go directly to the CASA program for background, checks training and other expenses.