On Monday morning, the Pulaski County Court Appointed Special Advocates hosted its annual Light of Hope Breakfast. This breakfast is hosted each year to raise awareness and financial support to help children that are navigating the foster care system.
This year’s event took place on Oct. 12 at First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock. The event was led by CASA Board President Will Jones and the keynote speaker was Judge Tjuana Byrd.
The annual Light of Hope breakfast attracts scores of prominent Arkansans, such as Judge Casey Tucker, Calli Turner, Skye Martin, Adrienne Collins, Judge Shawn Johnson and Joshua Ang Price.
“Pulaski County currently has 581 children in foster care. Pulaski CASA is so important because it helps these children transition out of foster care and into safe and permanent homes,” says Skye Martin, who is on the CASA board of directors. “These advocates work to ‘Change a Child’s Story.’ We raise money to make sure every child has their own advocate who undergoes training to be able to advocate for the best interest of the child in court.”
Right now, there are still more than 300 children who need an advocate.
You can visit Pulaski County CASA’s website for more information on how you can make a difference.
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