CARSON CITY, Nev. – Eaglemark Savings Bank, a subsidiary of Harley-Davidson Financial Services, presented a check for $10,000 to CASA of Carson City as part of its Community Reinvestment Act program.
CASA, or Court Appointed Special Advocates, provides quality court-appointed advocacy for abused and neglected children in child protection cases, through a network of community volunteers who work with children to s ensuring that their voices are heard during legal proceedings.
“Eaglemark is pleased to continue supporting CASA of Carson City’s mission to provide and promote pro bono court-appointed advocacy so that every abused and neglected child can be safe, establish permanency, and have the opportunity to thrive. “, Elizabeth Baker, Eaglemark Savings Bank CRA Officer, said.
Eaglemark Savings Bank has donated funds through its Community Reinvestment Act program to CASA of Carson City every year since 2009.
Melanie McCormick, guardian ad litem and executive director of CASA of Carson City, said one of CASA’s goals is to ensure that children who enter the child welfare system have their childhoods preserved.
“It’s important to recognize that while a child is in foster care, they still need access to new clothes, school supplies, toys and sports,” she said. . “Continued support from community partners like Eaglemark enables CASA to purchase bicycles for transportation, backpacks overflowing with notebooks, colored pens, pencils, pencil holders and more.”
As summer approaches, McCormick said CASA can help pay young people in the foster care system to play football, soccer and other hobbies to provide regular activities and normal for childhood. Offering these activities helps remove the stigma around foster care and helps children feel cared for and taken care of.
“Our community partners recognize that children and families need support and so we are always grateful to Eaglemark Savings Bank and all they do for our families,” said McCormick.
In the photo: Eaglemark Savings Bank representatives Rebecca Jackson and Nelia Anisio present a $10,000 donation to Melanie McCormick, executive director of CASA of Carson City, (center). The donation will pay for youth in the foster care system to participate in childhood activities.