The National CASA/GAL network has been selected as a recipient of New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof’s “holiday gift guide.” In his column, Kristof makes recommendations to help raise the profiles of organizations that work on issues that change their communities. This year, through a relationship with Sharon Lawrence and California CASA, our network has been identified as one of five organizations Kristof featured in his holiday gift guide column which was published on November 21.
Kristof encouraged his readers to volunteer with one of our 948 programs. Readers can learn about our organization, and how to find a program through a special landing page on both our national website, and the California CASA special landing page. From the National CASA/GAL website, interested people will click on the existing find a program page, and use the map to identify a local program.
This exciting opportunity helps to support our efforts in recruiting more volunteers to support the children in your community who do not yet have a best interest advocate. “The value of a CASA/GAL volunteer cannot be overstated. We often hear from children that these highly trained volunteers are the only consistent adult in their life. CASA/GAL volunteers make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and are often in the foster care system,” says Tara Perry, CEO of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children.
Thank you to Sharon Lawrence and California CASA for bringing this opportunity to us so that everyone could benefit from it, and Kristof and the New York Times for their commitment to supporting philanthropic organizations like National CASA/GAL and our network of programs.