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JACKSON, Tn.-Nonprofit organization casa was awarded $10,000 thanks to the “share the love” grant presented by Love's Travel Stop. CASA was one of the ten organizations chosen nationally. Casa executive director hannah snowden explains what the organization does for the community.

“So, Madison County casa is a nonprofit organization, and we train volunteers and community volunteers to be advocates for abused and neglected children during their time, during the time they spend in the juvenile court system. So, CASA is actually an acronym for court appointed special advocate.”

The executive director goes on the describe what a CASA volunteer does after being appointed to a child's case.

“CASA volunteer will go and meet with the relatives, with the foster parents, with anyone who is involved with that child. And to really determine what is truly in the best interest of the child and how can we make sure the court knows what's in the best interest of the child.”

Hannah Snowden says that she is extremely grateful for the grant and plans to put it to good use.

“So, at this point, we have not planned a specific use for the grant because again, like I said, it was unexpected. But, you know, we will continue to use it to strengthen our program and to use it within the organization to recruit and to provide more quality volunteer advocates for children in our abused and neglected children in our community who need a voice.”

Each year loves picks 10 nonprofits across the country to divide a $100,000 donation. Thanks to a nomination made by the community, CASA was able to receive a portion of that donation! Hannah stated that she would be more than happy to talk to anyone interested in being a volunteer. For more information on the Madison County casa organization, you can visit

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