Saturday, April 25, 2009

Metanoia: Change Your Heart, an Art Gallery Benefit for CASA

An Extraordinary Event for an Extraordinary Reason

WHAT: A FOUR-DAY ART EVENT to benefit the work of the Advo-Kids CASA organization that covers Fayette and Spalding counties. CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, is a nationwide organization that provides volunteers to advocate for foster children who have been abused or neglected. Federal law requires that children of abuse or neglect have a Guardian ad Litem or CASA volunteer, or both. CASA volunteers are making a difference in the lives of these children by developing a rapport with each child, identifying their needs, finding available resources to meet those needs, with the goal in mind of a safe and permanent home

WHEN: May 14-17, 2009 (Thursday 6-10 by invitation only, Friday 6-12 pm, Saturday 11am – 5 pm & 7-12 pm, Sunday Noon- 5pm).

WHERE: ReGroup Furniture Exchange and Gallery, 2316 Main St., Tucker, GA 30084. 678-822-7888

HOW: Artists from around the country have been invited to display and sell their work at this four-day event. School as well as those children involved with the CASA program will display their work. The artwork will be offered for sale.

WHY CONTRIBUTE: Unfortunately, there are many substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect. This first annual ART EVENT is being held to raise the funds needed to assure that the Advo-Kids CASA remains strong and is able to meet the growing needs of these children. Volunteers dedicate many hours to our communities and require on-going training, support and education to be effective. And Advo-Kids CASA itself needs a safe and permanent home. It is presently housed in a donated office space and covering two counties with growing needs for these services.

YOUR financial involvement with this event helps assure that the children served by CASA volunteers receive the services and encouragement needed to grow into healthy, productive adults. The artwork will be an enduring reminder of your investment in their lives.
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