CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore County, Inc., the 2011 Baltimore County Non Profit of the Year will present A Harvest of Hope for Children, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., at the Oregon Ridge Lodge (13401 Beaver Dam Rd.) in Cockeysville.
This business casual event will feature cocktails and a buffet dinner provided by Kooper’s Tavern and the live guitar sounds of Someone Else.
The silent auction will feature bed and breakfast hotel stays, dining and entertainment packages and sports memorabilia. A special item will be a 2–foot-by-6-foot replica of Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten pages of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Volunteers, Peggy Webster and Natalie Bissonnette, will co-chair the event. Honorary Chair will be Senator Benjamin Cardin, who will be recognized for his extensive efforts on behalf of children and child welfare.
A Harvest of Hope for Children is intended to raise over $60,000 to support CASA’s direct programming costs to help achieve its goal of providing an advocate for every child in need. Individual tickets to the event are $75 in advance and $80 at the door. Corporate sponsorships are also available. For tickets or sponsorship information, call 410.828.0515 or visit www.casachildren.org.
About CASA of Baltimore County: 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 more than 300 volunteers who have worked to improve the future for children.
There are approximately 600 BaltimoreCountychildren in foster care who need the support of a CASA volunteer. With reduced governmental funding at all levels, now more than ever, CASA needs individual donations, foundation grants and successful special events to help achieve its goal of providing an advocate for every child in need. For more information, visit www.casachildren.org.