Contemporary Expression


March 19, 2008, 12:41 am
Filed under: arts funding
Dubrovnik Red #4 by Nancy VanReece Acrylic on Canvas 15″ x 60″

CASA of Davidson County is holding their RED SHOE fundraiser on April 12, 2008 at the LP Field Stadium Club http://www.dvl.com/casa/

Bid on this Painting and other silent auction items to help out.

Mission Statement: CASA provides trained community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children who come to the attention of the court primarily as a result of abuse or neglect.

Last Year in Nashville, close to 3000 children were caught up in the court because they were abused, neglected or abandoned by those they loved and trusted the most.

What is CASA?

“A Child’s Voice in Court”

All children have a right to a home with loving people to care for them. But each year in the United States, thousands of children are abused, neglected, or abandoned by their families. Over 270,000 of them are removed from their homes and placed in foster care or institutions. Eventually, they end up in court. Their only “crime” is that they have been victims.It is up to a judge to decide their future. Should they remain in foster care? Be reunited with parents? Or be adopted? In these cases, many children also become victims a second time – lost in an overburdened child welfare system that cannot pay close attention to each child whose life is in its hands.

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