EUGENE, Ore. – There are more than 1,000 children in foster care in Lane County because of abuse or neglect by their parents.
Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in the county. Local trainer Gary Gonzalez with Move Well Personal Training has organized a fundraiser to help out a young 10-year-old girl involved with CASA get the back to school supplies she needs.
The girl has never had school supplies or clothing for back to school. She has rarely been to school and is excited to start.
The fundraiser is Saturday at 1369 West 6th Ave in Eugene. Gonzalez will offer one hour training sessions along with nutritional coaching. He’s asking for a $10 donation to take part in the session, but you are also welcome to drop off supplies as well as money.
“It is really good to know that it will be making a difference so these kids go through things that I can’t imagine and nobody unless I have been there really knows and so just to make a small difference can go a long ways,” said Gonzalez.
For more information click here or call Gonzalez at 541-653-1486.