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Voices​ ​for​ ​Children​, CASA of Brazos Valley ​is​ ​raising​ ​money​ ​through​ ​their​ ​annual​ ​fundraising​ ​campaign​ ​“12​ ​Days of​ ​Christmas”​ ​to​ ​help​ ​support​ ​abused​ ​and​ ​neglected​ ​children​ ​during​ ​the​ ​holidays. The holiday season is about spending quality time with your loved ones, but not all are so lucky.

Voices for Children is a nonprofit program that recruits and trains volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates or CASAs) in the community to advocate for children that have been removed from their home or are in the foster care system. Voices for Children serves more than 200 children in Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, and Madison counties.

Thousands of children across Texas will be away from their families and will have to spend the holidays in a new and uncomfortable environment. Voices for Children performs the noble cause of advocating for these abused and neglected children.

For a child in this dire situation, having a CASA volunteer can make all the difference. CASAs can provide support, hope, and even a few presents to these children in need. CASAs advocate for what is best for each individual child, giving a level of specified care that the state does not have the resources to provide.

Voices for Children needs the support of their community to accomplish their goals, which is why they are reaching out this December through their annual 12 Days of Christmas fundraising campaign from Dec. 1 to Dec. 12. The goal is to raise $12,000 in 12 days. More than 85 percent of Voices for Children’s funding goes directly to CASA kids. During this holiday season, the 12 Days of Christmas campaign is a great way to give to the less fortunate in your community.

“Any amount helps,” says Anjuli “AJ” Renold, Executive Director of Voices for Children.
“No matter the size of your contribution, you are helping to ensure that every child in foster care has a CASA, and that is a very important thing.”

Donations can be made online at www.vfcbrazos.org or by mailing or dropping off donations at the office at 115 N Main St. Bryan, TX 77803. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Dec. 1-12 to learn more about the work of CASA.