The Great CASA Telethon of 2018

2018 started off with a “BANG!” for the CASA Program throughout Arizona. January was host to the CASA of Arizona Telethon—a statewide recruitment effort on January 23rd that caught the attention of thousands of viewers throughout the day and evening on AZFamily. CASA volunteers were quick to answer phones to speak to Arizona residents calling in […]

VOICES Volunteer Spotlight: Samantha Trapp

Samantha Trapp is a long time VOICES volunteer and supporter of the most vulnerable children in her community. Samantha started working with VOICES several years ago alongside her mom, Chris Trapp, who is a CASA volunteer and a member of the Voices for CASA Children Board of Directors. Since then, working on the annual Superhero […]

VOICES Opens Training Center

In the weeks following the start of 2018, volunteers and staff members were hard at work to open the new VOICES Training Center. An extension of the VOICES administrative offices in Old Town Scottsdale, the Training Center is home to CASA trainings, recruitment events, volunteer orientations, and everything in between! Meet Rosie Ronnow, Training and […]

Good Enough?

Contributed by Valerie Neumann, CASA Volunteer As we all know, being a CASA is an endless rollercoaster: some days are very rewarding and others are frustrating.  Sometimes we let “perfect” hinder us and make us feel worthless.  Let me explain.  Our CASA kids have been removed from their homes for a reason – they did […]

CASA Volunteer Shares Insights from National CASA ’18

Contributed by Roger Lurie, CASA Volunteer Two of my most memorable experiences in recent years have taken place in Boston. In 2006, I had the privilege of running the Boston Marathon, a 26.2 mile run through this fascinating and historical city; then, this year, I returned to participate in the 2018 National CASA Conference. As […]

The VOICES Team Grows in 2018

With 2018 starting out with a big, CASA BANG!, there’s great need to expand programs and CASA support in Maricopa County. VOICES is thrilled to announce the growth of its team with the addition of dynamic staff members and one new Board member. Each individual brings talent, insight, and gusto for carrying out the VOICES mission […]

Scottsdale-based boutique, Giving Bracelets, gives back to support children in foster care

Lesa Sawyer, entrepreneur and “give back” retail pioneer, is the heart and soul behind Giving Bracelets, a Scottsdale-based retailer that makes giving back to community its sole purpose. For every purchase of a bracelet, Giving Bracelets donates 10% of that purchase to the CASA program, both locally and nationally. Strolling along the quaint walkways of […]