GAL and Kappa Alpha Theta celebrate 25 years

theta and CASAGuest blogger and CASA CEO Michael Piraino shares his thoughts about Theta’s 25-year partnership with CASA.

When people ask me what CASA is all about, I tell them it’s a movement. A volunteer movement of advocacy for abused and neglected children. Throughout the past 25 years, our partnership with Kappa Alpha Theta has helped thousands and thousands of those children in so many ways.

Every day, tens of thousands of Court Appointed Special Advocates across the country stand up for kids who might otherwise navigate an overburdened foster care system feeling lost, scared and alone. Every dollar raised has helped train dedicated volunteers or spread awareness of the cause. Because of this partnership, many Thetas have decided to be trained to become volunteers and help children in their communities. And, caring Theta alumnae continue to support CASA long after they have graduated. It’s a powerful partnership that has reached out across the country and continues to impact lives wherever Thetas are and beyond.

To read the full blog post, visit the Fraternity blog.

 

Events:

The Jacksonville Veterans day parade held  on January 11th, starting at the EverBank i am for the child 2Stadium and ending near the Prime Osborn center was a walk to remember. With the “I am for the child” banner roughly 20 participants represented GAL in walking shoes.

 

 

“Thanks and Giving”

Because of one of the gracious board members we had a wine and hors d’oeuvre event to DSC_5457get the word out about GAL. Food ranged from pita chips and hummus to mini sliders, and conversations ranged from what a Guardian ad Litem is to how the program works. With Judge Gooding and our honorary volunteer of the year, Doug Wilson, as guest speakers I know we will be seeing some of those faces again.

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