“It is rewarding-and sad- to see and hear the gratitude for very small acts of kindness, from kids who have never felt they had anyone to depend on. I told one of my CASA kids recently how much I admire his ability to make the best of a bad situation after his father- his one parent abandoned him and left the state. He said that if the person who was supposed to love him and care for him treated him that way….. He’d better learn to take care of himself. That saddens me, but it also inspires me to help him achieve his goals. There would be some justice in that.”
CASA Volunteer Advocate since 2011
CASA Wins $100,000 from Reliant Energy!
Reliant Energy, an NRG Company, donated $100,000 to CASA of Collin County following its Reliant Gives campaign. Reliant President Elizabeth Killinger and other employees presented the big check on May 10 at CASA offices in McKinney. The Reliant Gives campaign involved a week-competition between three Texas nonprofits (including CASA). Supporters could vote once a day from April 30 – May 6 by entering in mobile phone numbers on the Reliant Gives website. THANK YOU to Reliant Energy and to all who voted CASA of Collin County!
CASA of Collin County Under New Leadership
For CASA of Collin County’s new executive director, Tricia Clifton, the organization’s mission is personal. As an infant, Tricia was removed from her home, moved to multiple foster homes, until being placed for adoption at 18 months. Tricia understands, firsthand, the magnitude of CASA’s mission to promote and protect the best interests of children who have been abused and neglected. She is committed to serving as their voice within the court system as an advocate did for her when she was a young child.
“Most people understand that CPS removes severely abused children from their homes, but few people realize the difficult, lengthy court process these vulnerable children face as they search for a safe, loving, permanent home,” said Clifton. “Our advocates are the eyes and the ears of the court, working to ensure children receive the services they need to heal and thrive.” With a passion for giving back to the community, Tricia Clifton has spent more than a decade serving at risk youth and underserved populations around the world. She has led both corporate and nonprofit teams at WorldVentures and WorldVentures Foundation, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Back on My Feet and Youth Villages by successfully turning challenges into opportunities to enhance programmatic outcomes.
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We have a special group of supporters who are extremely invested in our mission by joining us as monthly donors. Their recurring contributions mean that our work continues, and more children can find a safe and loving place to call home.
We’d ask for your to consider becoming one of these exceptional individuals, who we fondly call CASA of Collin County Hero’s of Hope. One of the biggest things we depend on as a nonprofit is consistency so that our work can continue.
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