As some of you may know, I am involved in the CASA program. It's time for their annual benefit concert. Try to check it out if you get a chance:
3rd Annual 'Music for Our Children' Benefit Concert and Auction
Saturday, March 21, 2009 7-10pm
$75/$20 tax deductible (Tickets include one drink of beer or wine,Hors d'oeuvres and a T-shirt!. No host full bar. Please be 21.)
Buy online at www.Advocatesfc.org/Concert
Advocates for Children, CASA for San Mateo County looks forward to celebrating an exciting evening of music, auctions and fun with our friends and supporters. EARL THOMAS IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Earl is an exciting, passionate singer cut from the same classic soul cloth that cloaked Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding and Solomon Burke. He has performed on bills with Etta James, Ike Turner, B.B. King, Dr. John and Les McCann. You'll want to get up and dance! Website: www.earlthomasmusic.com/
Sponsors: Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Loan Negotiator Group, Borel Private Bank & Trust Company, Palmer Electric, Moquin Press, Revel Industries, Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Auction items include: Five days at the Russian River for 6, Three nights in Lake Tahoe for 6, a Bay Cruise for 10 on a 48' Yacht, Spar or train with a World Champion Kickboxer, Learn how to water ski with Barefoot Bob, A Dinner for 6 Cooked in your home by Chef Sue Pauly, and much more!
We also have a raffle this year with Three Nights at Lake Tahoe for 6 as the Grand Prize! Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20.
Advocates for Children: Each year, 600-800 San Mateo County children enter the foster care system as a result of abuse and neglect. Advocates for Children trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers (CASA) who mentor and speak up for these children. Advocate volunteers spend more one-on-one time with their children than any of the professionals involved in a child's life. They are often the only consistent adults spending time with and advocating for these children during the entire time they are in the foster care system. Advocate volunteers focus on the needs, comfort, and happiness of the children, helping them to have as normal lives as possible under traumatic circumstances.