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CASA’s annual Come to the Table fundraiser set for April 21 in Mayville

March 31, 2016
Westfield Republican

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County, Inc. will hold its eighth annual Come to the Table fundraising event on April 21 at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for table viewing and the live auction starts at 7 p.m. Admission to the event is $10 and includes live entertainment, light refreshments, and a chance to win amazing door prizes. Ticket buyers need not be present to win.

Tables are decorated with a unique theme that event attendees can bid on to support CASA of Chautauqua County. Come to the Table provides exceptional visibility and recognition for individuals and businesses that create and sponsor tables for the event.

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Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County, Inc. will hold its eighth annual Come to the Table fundraising event April 21 at Chautauqua Suites Meeting and Expo Center in Mayville.

CASA is actively seeking table designers, basket donations, and event sponsors. Those who wish to become a table designer may solicit sponsors for their table entry or be sponsors themselves. Often teams are formed between local businesses and CASA supporters to create beautiful table designs.

All sponsors and exhibitors will receive recognition at the event. This is a great way to advertise for a business or craft. Table designs are a tax-deductible donation and all proceeds benefit CASA. For more information on table design, table design packets and photographs of past tables can be found on CASA's website: www.chautauquacasa.com.

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Chautauqua County, Inc. relies on highly-trained volunteers who are appointed by the Chautauqua County Family Court judge to advocate for children in court. These volunteers work with relevant agencies and parties in order to advocate for the best interest of the child. CASA volunteers also speak with involved attorneys and caseworkers acting as an advocate for the child. With the information provided by the CASA volunteer, family court judges are better able to make informed decisions as to what is best for the child, whether it be returning to their parents, foster care, or adoption.

Research shows that children who have been assigned a CASA volunteer are substantially less likely to spend time in long-term foster care and half as likely to re-enter care. Children with a CASA volunteer also do better in school and score well on protective factors scales.

Because of increased foster care admissions, approximately only one in four abused or neglected children in our service area currently has an assigned advocate.

Monies raised from Come to the Table are used to fulfill CASA's mission of supporting and promoting court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.

For further information about becoming a sponsor, table designer, or to donate a basket to Come to the Table, contact Victoria Patti at 640-1171 or email CASA Come to the Table at: casacttt@gmail.com.

 
 
 

 

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