A Message from Lucille Bell, Executive Director, Lone Star CASA
(ROCKWALL, TX – September 16, 2015) All children deserve a safe, permanent home. Since September, 2014, 61 children in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties have achieved that goal, and Lone Star CASA volunteers have been a part of their lives during that time.
On Thursday, September 17, you will have an opportunity to join Lone Star CASA in goal of the achievement of a safe and permanent living situation for each child in foster care in Rockwall and Kaufman Counties. At 6:00 a.m. on that date, our profile on the NTGD site will be open for donations. All of us, and as many of our friends and acquaintances we can encourage, will have 18 hours—until midnight—to Get Up & Give.
The Lone Star CASA profile is complete and has links to the website, Facebook, and Twitter. There’s also a link to GuideStar where Lone Star CASA will be rated at their highest level of ranking—Gold Level. And, new this year, Terry Roberts’ RE/MAX Landmark has donated a Challenge Fund of $5,000 that will be used to dollar-for-dollar match donations up to that amount. What a challenge to all of us!
There will also be some bonus money available from Communities Foundation of Texas (CFT), which could amount to as much as 5%. It will, however, be determined by the total amount of donations on NTGD (last year’s total was over $26 million). This year there are more than 90 cash prizes, amounting to about $200,000. Some are simply random drawings, and others are for specific sectors, such as “women”, “arts”, and of course “children”. There will be cash prizes for the organization that receives the greatest increase in donors—we could compete here if we really get the donors out. There’s also a $5,000 prize for the 1,929th donation and another $5,000 prize for the 2,015th donation.
Below is a direct link to our Donation Profile Page on NTGD. We want to urge everyone to send this link to as many friends and acquaintances as possible. Some may wish to send an “alert” message a day or so before, but on that day—or the night before—everyone could be urged to Get Up & Give to Lone Star CASA.
Here’s the link: northtexasgivingday.org/#npo/lone-star-casa
The above link is the most convenient way to get to the Lone Star CASA Donation Page, however it can also be reached by going to northtexasgivingday.org and click on “Leaderboard” and search for Lone Star CASA.