Rotary Duck Race Helps CASA

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is 10 days out, and hopefully everyone has bought a ticket. A single ticket will help protect foster children. Some boys and girls in Lane County that have gone through the foster care system have found a permanent home; but, there are hundreds who haven’t yet. A … Continue reading »

Golf Marathon Raises $40K for CASA

CRESWELL, Ore. — A group of golfers started teeing off in Creswell at 7 a.m. Friday and went late into the day. They’re not bad golfers. They’re playing 100 holes. It’s all a part of the third annual golf marathon put on by the Feynman Group, a local web design company. Twenty-nine golfers signed up … Continue reading »

100 Holes of Golf for Charity

CRESWELL, Ore. — Every golfer has played 18 holes of golf, some even play 36 in a given day; but 100 holes of golf? That’s what the Feynman Group is doing Friday. The golf marathon will benefit CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates, a group that shepherds children through the legal system with the ultimate aim … Continue reading »

CASA Sees Major Increase in Services

EUGENE, Ore. — Court Appointed Special Advocates in Lane County has over 160 volunteers who serve as a powerful voice for abused and neglected students. The volunteers at CASA work with children of all ages who currently live in foster homes. They make recommendations to judges in order to move the kids through the legal … Continue reading »

CASA Fundraiser Supports Children

EUGENE, Ore. – The Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children will host a fundraiser Wednesday to help fight child abuse and neglect. Party Downtown and Red Wagon Creamery will donate 25 percent of sales to CASA as part of their Taste of Summer fundraising campaign. CASA advocates speak for a child in the courtroom, representing … Continue reading »

Restaurants Help Raise Money for CASA

EUGENE, Ore. – With summer in full swing, so is the Court Appointed Special Advocates’, or CASA, annual Taste of Summer event. The CASA organization works with abused and neglected children. Each year, the group works with local restaurants to either donate a percentage of their sales for a day, hold an event for CASA’s … Continue reading »

Local Child Foster Rate Highest in State

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County has one of the highest rates of children in foster care in the state of Oregon. With nearly a thousand children currently in the foster care system, National Child Abuse Prevention Month hits close to home. The Eugene organization Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) says oftentimes child abuse is not … Continue reading »

Local Groups Give Gifts to Foster Youth

EUGENE, Ore. — The group Court Appointed Special Advocates and Lane County businesses are working together to bring gifts to foster children. On Friday, the volunteers prepared the gifts for the foster kids and their families. Even Santa Claus was on hand to spread some Christmas cheer. The kids range from newborn to 18 years … Continue reading »