Students from Coppell ISD’s Austin Elementary School recently made wish bracelets to raise money for Dallas CASA. The student group, who called themselves “Baubles to Benefit,” wanted to raise money to help children living in foster care. To do so, they made and sold fashionable bracelets on a cloth string. Twelve students in grades three, four and five created the bracelets. They sold them for $3, raising $105 for Dallas CASA. Teachers Lauren Holcombe, Liz Malone and volunteer Kara Colby guided the students in their endeavor. The group visited Dallas CASA Feb. 18 to hand-deliver their donation and learn more about Dallas CASA.
Dallas CASA provides volunteer advocates to children removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. In 2015, 921 volunteer advocates were assigned to 2,680 children in Dallas.