“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.”

– Ken,
CASA Volunteer Advocate since 2011

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Moms Of Murphy Bless 253 Children!

Moms of Murphy representatives, from left, Sarah Toth, Tricia Clifton, Dawna Hubert, proudly show a check in the amount of $25,534 for their annual Bless a Child effort. Thanks to a $15,324 donation from Moms of Murphy, and a $10,000 matching gift by LIFE Community Enrichment, 253 children in the care of CASA of Collin County will have a happy holiday. Thank you Moms of Murphy and LIFE Community Enrichment!

McKinney’s Trinity Falls’ Pumpkin Patch drive-through raises thousands for CASA!

With the spread of COVID-19 increasing, Trinity Falls opted to host a drive-through pumpkin patch with appointments to limit the number of people gathered. “We wanted to help families safely engage in a beloved fall tradition,” Marley Mitchell, a Trinity Falls marketing employee, said in a news release. “People visiting the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkin for jack-o-lanterns and porch decorations. They also plan their holiday photos around those visits. This was a fun way for them to do that and raise money for a great cause.”

Thank you Trinity Falls for raising thousands of dollars for CASA of Collin County!

Nonprofits Directly Aiding COVID-19 Related Issues: CASA of Collin County

“CASA of Collin County promotes and protects the best interests of children who have been abused or neglected. It does so by training volunteer advocates to improve a child’s quality of life. Each advocate serves as a child’s voice within the court system to ensure placement in a safe, permanent and loving home. CASA of Collin County continues to do this in the midst of a global pandemic.”

Read what Plano Magazine has to say on how we’re remaining strong in our efforts in the middle of a pandemic here.

CASA of Collin County Renovating to Expand Services

“The CASA of Collin County office in downtown McKinney, located at 101 E. Davis St., is expected to undergo renovations later this month that will allow the organization to expand its reach.

Renovations will include a new floor plan inside the facility that will create a more open work environment. Training space will be expanded as well as the advocate and staff community resource area. The new floor plan also allows for more offices and cubicles.

The Collin County office operates with 18 staff members and 250 active volunteers, but renovations will allow staff to grow to 30 members, said Tricia Clifton, CASA of Collin County executive director, in an email.

The building will also have a capacity of up to 50 people in quarterly advocate training classes.”

Read more about our renovations from Community Impact by clicking here.