HOLLI REKSTEN: Junior Leaguers fulfill wishes

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Dougherty Court Appointed Special Advocates, (CASA), would like to take this opportunity to thank the Junior League of Albany. The Junior League donated numerous wrapped Christmas gifts for the 86 children that we currently serve in Dougherty County. This organization made sure that the children had many of their “wishes” fulfilled this Christmas. Thanks so much for your hard work and diligent efforts to make sure all of the children we serve received gifts!

Dougherty Court Appointed Special Advocates, (CASA), is a non-profit organization that serves children in the foster care system. A CASA is a trained community volunteer appointed by a judge to speak up for the best interests of an abused, neglected, or abandoned child involved in a juvenile court deprivation proceeding. Bringing urgency to a child’s needs, both in and out of a courtroom, CASA volunteers advocate for safety, permanence and well-being for children through independent recommendations.

If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, we will be hosting an orientation on Tuesday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Lily Pad, 320 W. Second Ave. For more information, call Dougherty CASA at (229) 435-0074 or email holli.lilypad@gmail.com



EDITOR’S NOTE: Holli Reksten is the Dougherty CASA program manager.