Founded in 2005, the Ambassadors Behind CASA is a membership organization of volunteers whose purpose is to provide service to the Clayton County CASA Program as a partner to The Friends of Clayton County CASA, Inc. by increasing community awareness of CASA, supporting, developing, and implementing fundraising initiatives, and sponsoring activities for the children advocated for by CASA.
Current ABC Members:
- Jane Glaze, ABC Chairperson
- Aron Johannsen
- Valarie Gordon
- Donna Kinney
- Bonnie Pratt
- Twana Hudson
- Rodney McDaniel
Over the last several years, the Ambassadors Behind CASA have sponsored several successful events for children in relative and foster care. One of their first events, an Easter Egg Hunt and Party, was held at Battleground Park in Jonesboro, GA. Now in its third year this event provides an egg race and other fun-filled activities, such as face-painting, egg coloring, pictures with the Easter Bunny and live rabbits, and the Easter Egg Hunt. The best part of this day is the brightness in the eyes of the children when each child receives their very own Easter basket filled with goodies!! The ABCs have also been successful with their Darlin’ Duck Derby Pageant. Boys and girls from the community are invited to participate. It is amazing to see their talent, beauty, and courage as they walk across the stage in front of the crowd present. In addition, the ABCs sponsor an annual Holiday event, at which time children are able to receive gifts, enjoy the company of other children, and just have a great time. Relative caregivers and foster parents are in attendance, and it is an opportunity for everyone to relax and enjoy the meaning behind the season!
The Ambassadors Behind CASA is a growing organization, and they are always looking for interested members from the community to volunteer their time in working with youth. If you are interested in providing assistance to the ABCs, contact Debbie Stinson, ABC Chairperson at 770-477-3254.
Hats off to the ABCs for jobs well done on behalf of children!!