SHUMWAY — Volunteers at Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocate, known as CASA, have faced challenges during the pandemic in staying in touch with children.
Volunteers of the program look out for the best interests of children “who have come into the dependency system as a result of abuse, neglect or abandonment,” according to its website.
Though they are holding phone and video chats with children, “we know the kids are getting bored and foster parents are looking for ways to keep their spirits high,” Program Director Sheryl Thierry said in an email.
Laura Bullock, a volunteer program supervisor, came up with the idea of a car parade. CASA volunteers map out a few foster homes and relative placements, see if they want to participate, and then staff and volunteers drive their cars — decorated with messages for the children –by each house, honking, waving and lip syncing to songs.
“It has been so much fun,” Thierry said.