Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 4, 2018) — CASA of the Pikes Peak Region publicly launched its Community Campaign with a reception at the Pioneers Museum on Wednesday and announced that it has raised $1,672,030 of its $2.8 million goal.
CASA is currently serving 78% of the children in the Pikes Peak Region that need a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer, and the goal of the community campaign is to close that gap and serve 100% of the children in our community who need a CASA volunteer.
Tiffany Jorgenson, a beneficiary of CASA’s programming, was on hand to share her story with the group of supporters at the Pioneers Museum. She told of the abuse and neglect she suffered as a child which ultimately resulted in the death of her infant sister. And she recounted to the crowd how her CASA volunteer came in and changed the course of her life.
Jorgenson was joined by Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers who spoke about the impact that CASA has on children and families in the Pikes Peak Region.
In 2012, CASA was serving 50% of the children in need, and although the organization has made progress to get to 78%, there are still approximately 200 children in El Paso and Teller counties who are waiting for a CASA volunteer.
To help close the gap, supporters can donate to CASA’s Community Campaign here.