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Embrace A Child: How YOU can change a child's story

Every April, CASA joins the nation in recognizing the importance of volunteers and raising awareness in stopping and preventing child abuse and/or neglect. To support its mission and recognize the importance of April, CASA holds its annual impact breakfast, Embrace a Child. This year, the breakfast was held on Friday, April 22 at Copper & Kings Distillery.

The Embrace a Child Breakfast is the one event CASA holds that is solely focused on communicating the work of volunteers in changing the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community. It is a free event and with almost 200 in attendance, guests learned more about CASA and its mission advocating for children in court, in school, and in other settings.

Former CASA kid, Ryan, spoke about what it meant to have someone he could trust, stand and speak up for him. Ryan also got a chance to ask his CASA volunteer, Vonna a few questions. Check out their video below.

CASA cannot do the work and change the lives of children without the dedication of hundreds of volunteers. But, it cannot support the volunteers and the children they serve without the commitment of donors.

This year, CASA challenge donors Carol & Bill Lomicka, William Alden, Kosair Charities, Texas Roadhouse, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, and Oxmoor Autogroup are encouraging the community to match their gift $1 for $1 up to $33,500. This means your gift will have TWICE the impact if you donate toward Embrace a Child. You have until May 15 to have your donation matched!

If you are interested in volunteering with CASA, contact our Community Engagement Manager, Leah Nord at To learn more about board/committee membership or for upcoming events like Bourbon by the Bridge and CASAblanca, contact Director of Development, Amabelle Camba,

To view all the speeches from this year's Embrace a Child Breakfast, visit CASA's YouTube Page. To view pictures from the event, visit our Facebook album.


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