Taco Bell raises $36,003 for CASA
POCATELLO - Taco Bell customers have once again helped abused and neglected children in Eastern Idaho, simply by adding a donation to their order during the holiday season. For the eighth year in a row, Taco Bell employees have asked, “Would you like to make a donation to CASA and help the children who are abused and neglected in our area?” Thanks to generous donations and hard-working Taco Bell employees, Bill Mandler and Snake River Restaurants, LLC. presented a check to the 6th and 7th Judicial District CASA programs for $36,003. The money will be split between the two judicial districts, covering 16 counties in Southeastern Idaho. Mandler announced, “We’ve made over $200,000… the eight-year total for this fundraiser is now $228,977.” Donations were accepted at all Pocatello, Blackfoot, and Idaho Falls Taco Bell locations between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve.
CASA staff, volunteers, and board members are thankful for our charitable community and for enthusiastic Taco Bell employees. The money will help the two CASA programs serve more than 700 local children who are in the child protection system. Court Appointed Special Advocates is a non-profit organization that trains volunteers to be the “child’s voice in court.” These volunteers are appointed by a judge to ensure that abused, neglected, or abandoned children in the court system are provided safe, nurturing and permanent homes.
While this fundraiser is a great way to give to the program financially during the holidays, CASA helps children year-round, and is always in need of volunteers. There is no special experience required to become a volunteer, just a desire to speak for a child’s best
interest throughout their court experience. To learn more about becoming a CASA volunteer, call us at 208-232-2272 or visit the CASA website, www.casa6id.org.