CASA shirt fundraiser is underway

CASA of North Sand Mountain, serving the children of Jackson and DeKalb Counties, has soft, Gildan tees for sale (pictured below right) for $15 each. There will be a $1.50 added for each additional size over XL. The funds from the shirt sales go straight to CASA.

What is CASA of NSM? Children navigating the legal system and procedures need someone to speak on their behalf, hold their hand throughout the proceedings and provide comfort, reassurance, protection and advocacy during the entire process.

This is where a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer comes in. There is a formal 30-hour training program, some in-class and some independent study, to empower and equip the volunteers to serve.

If approved, and once trained, volunteer advocates are sworn in by a judge and qualified to be assigned a case by the court.

CASA of NSM is also a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, meaning all donations are tax-deductible. It also means that while they have been given a grant to supplement operations, the rest of their funding will come from donations or fundraising.

CASA of NSM has established the Facebook group, Hope’s Circle, a “group of individuals coming together to raise funds for CASA of NSM. Funds raised go toward the day-to-day costs of operations.”

Want to know more or contribute?
Find Hope’s Circle on Facebook or contact Sarah at
If you’re interested in donating to CASA of NSM or training to become an advocate, contact Kelly at, or call her at 205-478-8389. You can also find out more at

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