Coweta CASA topic for White Oak Golden K
"Too many children in the child welfare system lose their families, their rights, and their hope. Join our fight to make sure they don't."
That was the message that Traci Corné, executive director of Coweta CASA, brought to a recent Thursday meeting of the White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club.
CASA is short for Court Appointed Special Advocates. This group is a network of trained volunteers, appointed by judges, to advocate for children in the Juvenile Justice System. CASA volunteers help fight for the basic rights and essential needs of abused and neglected children to make sure they are not overlooked or ignored by the system.
These volunteers come from all walks of life, and share the common belief that every child has the right to be treated with dignity, to be safe, and to thrive in the embrace of a loving family. Corné thanked the several club members who are CASA volunteers, and asked the rest of the members to consider becoming a volunteer.
White Oak Golden K member Don Doggrell presented Corné with a check for $1,000 from the club to help with the CASA activities and training.
Anyone interested in learning more about CASA can call 770-253-0046 or find them on the web at http://www.cowetacasa.org/.
The White Oak Golden K Kiwanis Club of Newnan (http://www.whiteoakgoldenk.org/) meets every Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Sprayberry's restaurant on Highway 34 East/ Bullsboro Drive in Newnan. Visitors are welcome.