CASA – Bikes for Foster Kids Project

Foster kid receiving bikeCourt Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, is a private non-profit agency that provides a voice for abused children in the juvenile court system. CASA volunteers provide 3-5 hours per week to advocate for the child’s best interest and safety. They spend about 3 of these hours visiting the children, taking them to playgrounds, lunch, etc. CASA spends about 35 hours training the volunteers. CASA volunteers  are sworn Officers of the Court and provide bi-annual reports to the Juvenile Court.

“Thank You for your very kind bike donation to my CASA kid. The timing of your generosity could not have been more timely as his old bike is damaged beyond repair. Attached is a photo of him at the bike shop in Watsonville where we picked it up.”

CCE provided funds during 2011that allowed CASA to provide bicycles for 50 foster kids in the Monterey Bay Region.