April is a time when w e celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Month and April 18-24 is national volunteer week.
At CASA, we know the importance of volunteers, not just for a week or for the month, but every single day. Volunteers deserve to be celebrated every day for all they do for CASA of the River Region, but this month, in particular, is set aside to express our gratitude.
April is also National Child Abuse Prevention Month, meaning that it contains a lot of symbolism for us. Our goal is to prevent child abuse and we can only do it with the help of our dedicated volunteers. Last year, 215 extraordinary individuals used their time, talent, and treasure to advocate for abused and neglected children. We are grateful that they said yes to becoming a voice for a child in need.
Since 1984, thousands of people have volunteered with our program and improved the lives of thousands of children in our community. Without them, we could not do what we do and we appreciate their dedication and service.
Aristotle said “What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.”
Thank you, volunteers, for deciding to make a difference and change a child’s story.
Kentucky, unfortunately, continues to have the highest child abuse rate in the nation. We need more volunteers to meet our vision of pairing a CASA with every child in need. If you’re interested in volunteering, attend a virtual information session held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday (www.casarr.org/casa101). Or, to apply to be a volunteer, complete the application to start the process of changing a child’s story. You’ll be in great company if you do!