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Box lunch program benefits kids

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Provided to the Tahoe Daily TribuneCASA volunteer Barbara Peregrine fills boxes with goodies for the Court Appointed Special Advocates box lunch fund-raiser. The deadline for placing orders is March 10.

The second annual CASA Kids Box Lunch Fund-raiser is right around the corner. People can order lunch in, have it delivered to their office and support the Court Appointed Special Advocates at the same time.

March 19 will be the date that businesses can do all three when they order their CASA Kids Box Lunch. CASA is offering businesses the opportunity to order in lunch for $7 an employee. The lunch includes a turkey, roast beef or cheese deli style sandwich, plus chips, dessert and a beverage. Everything will be delivered fresh to individual businesses before lunch on March 19. The deadline for placing orders is March 10.

CASA, a nonprofit organization working directly with the court, matches trained volunteers with children who have been made part of the dependency court system through no fault of their own. These children have been victims of abuse or neglect. CASA provides a powerful voice in court for these children who have no voice of their own. The CASA volunteer is an independent advocate for the child’s best interests for as long as they are part of the court system.

Community support is vital to assure that every child lives in a safe environment, free from neglect and protected from abuse. CASA provides the link of advocacy to the court. Participants in the CASA Kids Box Lunch fund-raiser can provide the community link through their support. Businesses interested in supporting the fund-raiser should call the CASA office at (530) 573-3082.