“No Place Like Home” fundraiser 2022

‘No Place Like Home’ fundraiser planning for 2022 in full swing!

Guest Article for Galveston Daily News (5/9/22) by Connie Ricketts

Dorothy from “The Wizard of Oz” said it best — “there’s no place like home” — and
I couldn’t agree more. That’s the theme of our largest fundraising event, “The No
Place Like Home” fundraiser scheduled for 6 p.m. July 14 in the Music Hall in the
newly renovated Grand Galvez Hotel.

Big plans are in full swing with the event planning committee, which includes me,
event co-chairs Sheila Meritt and Lydia Cook, Diana Smith, Wendy Baldwin, Kelli
Scheussler, Lyndsey Schilling, Ronda Kueck and Ratha Liladrie.

The event committee recently met to discuss the event’s festivities, which include a
chance for attendees to mix and mingle with other Court Appointed Special
Advocates of Galveston County supporters, participate in live and silent auctions,
and learn more about CASA’s impact on children in foster care in Galveston County.

In addition, the event will honor Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady for
his support and friendship of CASA through the years. We’re delighted to honor Jack
Roady and State Sen. Larry Taylor will be on hand to present him with our No Place
Like Home Award.

Court Appointed Special Advocates are an integral part of our child protection court
process in Galveston County, providing volunteer guardian ad litem services to the
306th District Court in Galveston County which is charged with overseeing child
protection cases.

A CASA, in partnership with the Department of Family and Protective Services, the
district attorney’s office, local bar representing parents and children, and other
child serving providers, gets to know everyone involved in the child’s life to
promote safety and permanency as quickly as possible.

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on support from the community to fulfill our
mission to recruit, screen, train and supervise volunteers to be the specialized voice
for the abused and neglected children in our community. All proceeds from the
fundraiser go toward continuing this vital mission.

We look forward to your support and attendance at this very important event to
support volunteer guardian ad litem services to children who’ve experienced abuse
and neglect in our community.

To purchase tickets or become an event sponsor, visit casagalveston.org/fundraiser