CASA teams up with CompuScore to support children in foster care

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children Mercer Burlington raises funds through virtual race

Special to The Sun

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children Mercer Burlington joined forces with CompuScore on a virtual race aimed at keeping New Jersey’s running community digitally engaged, and to support CASA’s work with children in foster care. The race was the brainchild of CompuScore’s president, Staci Siconolfi-Lymperopoulos.

The virtual event was held from May 15 to July 15 and encouraged participants to select from one of CompuScore’s running challenges or set their own goal. Participants were able to run or walk their preferred distance while logging progress.

Laura Wall, CASA’s Executive Director said “the incredible support we have received from CompuScore and their runners is fantastic! It will have a real and immediate impact on our ability to serve children in need in our community. We are very grateful.”

CASA’s mission is to train and supervise community volunteers who advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. Advocates are the heart and soul of CASA. The need for advocates is great as there is currently not a sufficient number of volunteers to serve all children in need. Individuals who are interested in learning more about how advocates can literally change the life of a child in need can find out more at the CASA website at www.casamb.org. Donations are also welcome and enable CASA to serve children in need.