31 Dec January 2019 Pedal For A Purpose – Event Planning Springfield MO
Our January 2019 Pedal For A Purpose Partner is CASA of Southwest Missouri.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is part of the solution for abused and neglected children in foster care. Finding a safe permanent home is not simply a CASA volunteer’s vision for every abused child but it is their paramount objective. CASA is an intervention and prevention program – working to prevent future incidence of abuse and protecting siblings from similar experiences by assisting child welfare professionals and acting as “the eyes and ears” of the Juvenile court judge. CASA has a proven record of success. Children who have a CASA volunteer spend an average of a year less in the foster care system.
Children represented by a CASA volunteer are given a voice: someone who investigates, makes recommendations on their behalf, advocates for services in an environment of scarce resources and challenges the system to do what it is supposed to do for each child. There are no easy answers. It takes time to understand the situation, time to talk to everyone involved, time to find out if it is an isolated incident or an ongoing pattern, time to listen, time to observe and time to understand. CASA volunteers thoroughly investigate the circumstances of each case by reading the Juvenile Court files and visiting the child in foster care, the natural parents, relatives, teachers, day-care workers, therapists and others with relevant information about the child. They make monthly reports and attend meetings and court hearings for their child.
The CASA program is responding to the need by providing trained community volunteers a challenging, enriching opportunity, and the ability to truly make a difference in the life of a child.
If you are event planning in Springfield Missouri, keep us in mind. Book a tour with The Trolley Bike to support CASA of Southwest Missouri. If you don’t know which date to reserve yet, you can purchase a gift certificate anytime during the month of January in 2019. CASA will get your donation and you can always use that gift certificate later to book a tour once you’ve selected a date while looking for things to do in Springfield Missouri.
Now you get a great “two for one” when you book a tour on The Trolley Bike. Not only does your group get to have a blast on Springfield’s Pedal Powered Party, but you get to feel proud knowing you’ve helped a deserving local organization make our community a better place to live.
Pedal. Drink. Have Fun and Give Back with The Trolley Bike’s Pedal For A Purpose.