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Felicity Peck: Outstanding VolunteerUncategorized | July 7, 2014

CASA Volunteer Felicity Peck received one of eight Mary Catherine Strobel Volunteer Awards honoring Middle Tennesseans for outstanding volunteerism. More than 700 people attended the Hands On Nashville’s annual event to recognize volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the community. Felicity received The Direct Service Volunteer Award presented by McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations, which honors individuals […]

Imagine If…CASA | January 17, 2013

Imagine that you are going out for an elaborate dinner at a fancy, new restaurant in town. When you arrive, there is a valet and a coat check clerk. Someone opens the door for you as you’re greeted by a host, who introduces you to the person who shows you to your seat. Your specific […]

What is Volunteering Even About?CASA | January 10, 2013

vol•un•teer[vol-uh n-teer] (n) a person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking.(v) to enter service or enlist as a volunteer. People have been giving from their own lives to benefit others for as long as we can remember. The first recorded use of the concept of volunteering was in the 1630s. Volunteerism […]

What Will 2013 Look Like?CASA | January 2, 2013

2012 has come to an end, and we at CASA Nashville have a lot of hopes for you: We hope that some of last years’ resolutions have stuck. (Maybe some of them will get a second chance this year!) We hope that you spent many weekends playing with your family and pets .Hopefully, you enjoyed […]

Two Sizes Too SmallCASA | December 19, 2012

“You’re a vile one, Mr. Grinch! You have termites in your smile. You have all the tender sweetness Of a seasick crocodile, Mr. Grinch! Given the choice between the two of you, I’d take the seasick crocodile!”  The Grinch.  Even his name sounds unpleasant.  A creature who doesn’t like a season of joy, giving, play, […]

Meet Carolyn!CASA | December 13, 2012

Recently, the CASA Nashville staff welcomed a new member to our team!  Meet Carolyn Evans, our Program Director. I met Carolyn in her office, at a desk saturated with file folders, post-it notes, and pictures of loved ones.  Having been a part of CASA Nashville’s staff since October of 2012, it was apparent that she […]

the Story of ChanukahCASA | December 7, 2012

Tomorrow, December 8th, at sundown marks the first night of celebration of Chanukah. The Chanukah story is one of hope, inspiration, and miracle.  It is a story that is about overcoming obstacles and exceeding real world expectations.  As people of the Jewish faith begin their celebration, let’s remember that we all can write a story […]

Volunteer Friday- Alabama CASAVolunteer Friday | November 2, 2012

Recently, National CASA shared an inspiring video from Alabama CASA. We always like to thank our volunteers for the amazing work they do and this video shows how big of an impact you becoming a CASA volunteer can have on a child’s life. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3aIygbTIxg] Your support helps us make change in Davidson county. Lift up […]

He Who Must Be SavedIf I had a CASA | November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween!  In order to celebrate, we’ve chosen the literary character we believe could have benefited the most from having a CASA volunteer.  Get your mind set into the Harry Potter universe! Tom Riddle: A name that can still inspire fear in many witches and wizards who hear it. Born to a Muggle (a non-magical […]

Slytherins: cunning, resourceful and ambitiousIf I had a CASA | October 29, 2012

In the Harry Potter series, there are two main communities of witches and wizards: pure bloods and everyone else (or so the pure bloods would tell you!)  Pure blooded families are those with 100% magical blood- no one had children with a non-magic person.  The crux of conflict in the series is a war between […]

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