Court Appointed Special Advocates of Baltimore County will celebrate 16 years of service to Baltimore County’s abused and neglected children at its 13th annual Harvest of Hope event on Friday, November 4, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at Martin’s Valley Mansion.
“We work with some of the most generous and dedicated volunteers around. The time, effort and love that they put into their work with our children is inspiring. This event is our chance to celebrate the service to children in foster care and raise the money needed to further our mission,” said Jennifer Stine, Executive Director of CASA of Baltimore County.
Guests will enjoy a cocktail hour featuring an open bar for beer & wine (cash bar for spirits), followed by a buffet dinner provided by Martin’s Caterers. Live and silent auctions, a raffle for a “wheelbarrow of cheer,” and dancing to What’s Next, Baltimore’s Best Band in 2013, 2014, and 2015, will highlight the night. Former CASA youth will present and give special performances.
“I am so excited to help plan the Harvest of Hope. I have been involved with CASA for several years, and this event is always one of my favorites,” said Event Co-Chair and CASA Board Member Kate Buchanan. Community Volunteer Molly Chacko co-chairs the event with Buchanan.
CASA of Baltimore County hopes to raise $56,000 to provide more volunteers to be voices for abused and neglected children in the foster care system. Today, roughly 600 abused and neglected children are in foster care throughout Baltimore County; CASA serves just under one-third of them. Tickets are $85/person in advance; $90 at the door. To purchase tickets to the event, visit www.casabaltco.org or call Jennifer Stine at 410-828-0515.
Since 2000, CASA of Baltimore County has provided the powerful voice of volunteer advocates for children who have been removed from their parents’ or guardians’ care due to abuse and neglect. The organization has trained nearly 500 volunteers who have worked to improve the future for children.