Recap of the July 15th Fredericksburg Downtown Mile for CASA Fundraiser
Last night Sarah and I participated in the Fredericksburg Downtown Mile for CASA, which serves as CASA’s major yearly fundraiser. It was a great event that allowed all different age groups to participate, while raising awareness for a great cause!
Since most of CASA’s great work advocating for abused or neglected children is done quietly without much fanfare, I thought I would speak a little bit about it here. Since I joined the CASA team in the summer of 2015, I have advocated for three children in the Fredericksburg area. The length of a case can vary. One of my cases lasted just a few months, while another lasted close to a year and a half. When a case remains open for an extended period, CASA serves as a constant fixture for the child during the process. When individuals involved with the case, for varying reasons transfer or move on, CASA provides the child with continuity and stability during this stressful and uncertain time.
Each case has its challenges and heartbreaks, but in the end the work is impactful and rewarding. If you have never heard of CASA before, search for them in your area, as they are a national organization providing support to courts all around the country. If you are in the Fredericksburg area, think about a donation to the Rappahannock Area Court Appointed Special Advocates or even better call the great staff there and learn more about how you can make a lasting impact on a child’s life in their time of need.