On April 23, 2019 nearly 100 Berks County leaders, volunteers and government representatives gathered to support the CASA Annual Awareness Breakfast at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading.
CASA deploys volunteers to represent abused, neglected and/or abandoned youth in the court system. CASA (which stands for Court-Appointed Special Advocates) has 41 volunteers with another 10 in training now. The nonprofit agency wants to raise $30,000 to add 25 more volunteers this year, bringing the total to 75.
While CASA served 54 children in the Reading and Berks area this past year, those additional volunteers would help CASA assist some of the remaining 500-plus children who are still waiting for a volunteer to be their champion as they struggle toward stability in their home lives.
The event raised nearly $12,000, a great start toward the goal of $30,000. Berks County businesses have stepped up to make this happen. The following are the businesses that helped to make this event happen: