How do I truly know I make a difference as an advocate for abused and neglected children?
Why is it important to purchase a copy of The Glass Sponge during the advance sales period from January 21st, 2013 to March 6th, 2013? It’s important because ten percent of advance sales only will be donated to CASA of SW Missouri to benefit these children.
Can I prove—in less than a thousand tedious words—that $1.40 makes a difference; that purchasing The Glass Sponge will do more than make me happy?
The proof is the result of the efforts of an outstanding organization which relies entirely on grants and gifts…
- To recruit, screen, train and support advocates to speak in Juvenile Court for abused and neglected children in foster care.
- To ensure there are trained advocates who will investigate, make recommendations to the court, advocate for services in an environment of scarce resources and challenge the system to do what it is suppose to do for each child.
- To continue as an intervention and prevention program working to prevent future incidence of abuse.
- To ensure advocates are “the eyes and ears of the judge” for Greene County children placed in foster care in fifty-nine counties and twelve states due to a shortage of foster homes in Greene County.
Currently there are about nine-hundred children in foster care in Greene County, the seat of Springfield; the third largest city in Missouri. Twenty-three percent of these children have been assigned an advocate by the court. Donations to CASA of SW Missouri enable me to make a difference because statistics prove children who have a CASA volunteer spend an average of a year less in the foster care system.
That’s two-hundred and seven happier endings. Only six-hundred, ninety-three to go.
Causes Jules Jacob Supports
CASA of Southwest Missouri, Master Gardeners of the Ozarks, University of Missouri Master Gardeners, Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates Association...