The Montana District of Kiwanis and CASA of Montana have formed a partnership to assist more than 3200 children in foster care in Montana. The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) are volunteers trained to be the “voice of the children” in legal matters. There are currently over 650 trained volunteers in the Montana CASA program, with more being trained to cover current needs.
This Kiwanis project will provide materials for Advocates to use when they work with children in foster care. Children’s ages range from birth to eighteen. Tote bags have been purchased by the Montana Kiwanis Foundation for Advocates to carry these supplies. Local Kiwanis clubs are asked to deliver the bags to the local CASA offices and help supply materials for volunteers to use when working with the children. The Kiwanis donated supplies can be available at the CASA offices for the Advocates to borrow to use with their children and return when they are finished, making the supplies available for other volunteers and children.
With 40 Kiwanis clubs and 14 CASA offices in Montana, this is a great opportunity for Kiwanis Clubs to collaboratively work with clubs in their area. “Many hands make light work.”
Suggested guidelines and supply lists are distributed with the bags, and have been emailed to Kiwanis club officers.
If you have questions or concerns about the project please contact us:
Montana District of Kiwanis Governor 2016-2017
Montana District of Kiwanis First Lady 2016-2017