Bluebonnet CASA Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant
The Texas Bar Foundation awarded a grant this month to Bluebonnet CASA. The grant will provide items (ie: clothing, food, school supplies, camps, etc.) for our children that come into care after being removed from their homes by DFPS.
Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $21 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.
Bluebonnet CASA currently spends approximately $10,000 to $20,000 a year on the abused and neglected children our program serves. Often when a child comes into care they will only have the clothes on their back. Many of these children are placed with family members and Bluebonnet CASA tries to ease the financial burden by providing necessities for the children. Bluebonnet CASA purchases Christmas gifts for every child we serve. In the past these funds have been raised thru three annual fundraisers. Unfortunately due to Covid-19, we have had to cancel all fundraisers for this year. The virus has cancelled or stopped many things, but unfortunately not the abuse/neglect of our children. This grant will allow us to continue to provide much needed support for our children.
Bluebonnet CASA Executive Director Lisa Goehmann said the grant demonstrates the Texas Bar Foundation’s dedication to the welfare of children in the state.
If individuals would like to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child in their community, visit bluebonnetcasa.org.