ROCKWALL, TX– The students at Linda Lyon Elementary School spent part of their field day this past Friday making compassion bags for Lone Star CASA, an organization that provides children in foster care with a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer to advocate for their best interests.
Each bag is filled with items for teens like toiletries, reusable water bottles, activities, socks, and assorted candies. The student’s donations will support Lone Star CASA’s efforts to provide every child they serve with items that bring them comfort while they are living in their foster placements.
“We are so grateful for the kind and thoughtful donation we have received from Linda Lyon Elementary,” said Lauren Rowe, executive director of Lone Star CASA. “It is so amazing to see children working together to support other kids in their community.”
The school is named after former Rockwall ISD teacher and counselor, and longtime CASA supporter, Linda Lyon. Mrs. Lyon worked in Rockwall ISD for 31 years before retiring and has spent her time since then serving CASA in many ways including as a past board member for the organization.
CASA volunteers with Lone Star CASA are members of the community who are specially trained and appointed by judges to advocate for a child or sibling group while they are in the foster care system. They advocate for the child in court, school, and other settings; and get to know everyone involved in the child’s life, including their parents, foster parents, teachers, doctors, family members, and others.
For more information on becoming a CASA volunteer and other ways you can get involved, visit lonestarcasa.org.
Submitted press release by Lone Star CASA.
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