Club Chooses CASA for the Work Organization Does in Legal Arena on Behalf of Youth

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

For Del Mar College Legal Professions Club members, their community service activity came from the heart. Students collected from area businesses and donated items themselves for a Mother’s Day basket that they raffled to raise funds for the Court Appointed Special Advocates of the Coastal Bend, better known as CASA. 

On April 23 in the Legal Professions’ court room laboratory, the club presented a $250 gavel-shaped check to CASA representatives to assist their efforts in carrying out the organization’s mission, “to speak up for and find permanent homes for foster children in crisis throughout Nueces, San Patricio and Aransas Counties.”

“The club chose CASA because we greatly admire the work the organization and their volunteers do on behalf of youth in need,” said Kris Adams, president of the DMC Legal Professions Club. “Members feel a close tie to CASA since we will one day become a part of the legal arena and felt this donation was appropriate.”

IN THE PHOTO: The Del Mar College Legal Professions Club presented a gavel-shaped check for $250 April 23 to representatives of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Coastal Bend as part of the Club’s spring community service activities. Pictured, left to right, are Club members Lydia Arellano, Bridget Emery, Justice Dominguez, Lydia Elizondo, Amber Lewis, Mary Williams, Sulema Gutierrez, Alyssa Salinas, Justine Gomez, Tracy Alfaro and Donald Farrar; Gail Dorn, DMC assistant professor of legal professions and club faculty advisor; Kris Adams, Club president; Paige Hall, CASA executive director; Diana Booth, CASA outreach director; Elsa Martinez, CASA administrative assistant; Christina Gatewood, CASA program director; and Bert Quintanilla, CASA development director.

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