Our local community is at the heart and soul of everything we do at Sidecar, and we are dedicated to sharing our appreciation. Each month we will partner with a different charity/non-profit group, and will donate a portion of our proceeds to the group, as well as team up with them on specific initiatives, events, and/or anything else fun they might have going on. We hope you will join us in our efforts to save the world…one doughnut at a time!
this month’s partner:
CASA of Los Angeles
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to transform the lives of abused and neglected children in the foster care system. CASA is the only organization with volunteers appointed by the dependency court to advocate for children. A Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer
is sworn in as an officer of the court and is one of the very few unpaid adults supporting a foster child at this crucial stage in their lives.
CASA’s advocacy activities focus on three priority areas: safety, permanency, and wellbeing. They are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to flourish.
There are over 30,000 children in Los Angeles County foster care system, many having been removed from their homes because of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. These children are forced to move from home to home and each time adjust to new caregivers, new schools, new teachers, and a new social circle. Many of them deal with this alone. Without the proper support, less than half of these children will finish high school and a significant number will end up homeless or incarcerated.
This year, CASA strives to expand their impact by serving more than 1,000 foster youth with on-going advocacy and over 6,000 youth with day-of-court assistance.
Join us in supporting this amazing organization all month long! Eat doughnuts, drink coffee, do good!