Children's Advocacy Group Gets Volunteerism Grant
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 • 10:30pm
WAYNE, NJ - Passaic County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) for Children announced that it received a $20,000 grant from the National Association of Independent Life Brokerage Agencies (NAILBA). Christopher Nalbandian of Holmdel Agency in Red Bank, NJ served as CASA’s local sponsor.
The mission of the NAILBA Charitable Foundation is to encourage volunteerism among NAILBA members and provide grant funds to worthy charitable organizations that serve to enhance the quality of life for those less fortunate, with a special emphasis on those that enhance the quality of life for children. This award will allow Passaic County CASA to broaden its educational advocacy efforts and provide youth in foster care the educational services they deserve.
“We are honored to have been chosen by the NAILBA Charitable Foundation as a grant recipient out of the many worthy applications they received,” said Erica Fischer-Kaslander, Executive Director of Passaic County CASA. “This grant will allow our program to ensure that the educational needs of abused and neglected children do not slip through the cracks because they lack someone to speak up for them.”
About Passaic County CASA
Passaic County CASA for Children is part of a statewide network of community-based, non-profit programs that recruit, screen, train, and supervise volunteers to “Speak Up for a Child” removed from home due to abuse or neglect. CASA is the only program in New Jersey that uses trained volunteers to work one-on-one with children, ensuring that each one gets the services needed and achieves permanency in a safe, nurturing home. Visit www.passaiccountycasa.org or call 973-832-4002 for more information.