Los Angeles, CA October 25, 2013 — The internationally recognized Los Angeles Auto Show has partnered with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles for its annual Charity Preview Night. This year, proceeds from the event, which welcomes VIP guests for the world premiere of concepts from foremost auto makers, will go to CASA to assist in their work with Los Angeles County foster youth. The evening will include fine fare, spirits and entertainment to celebrate the opening of LA’s ultimate automotive event.
“We are overjoyed to be partnering with CASA for this year’s charity preview night,” said Terri Toennies, General Manager of The L.A. Auto Show. “CASA is an organization that brings hope, guidance and a chance at a better future to thousands of children in Los Angeles every year.”
“CASA cannot thank the L.A. Auto Show enough for sharing this incredible opportunity and evening with us,” said CASA/LA Executive Director Dilys Garcia. “This event will help us advocate for more children and enhance awareness in the community for our program which is so vital.”
CASA/LA is a nonprofit organization which advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children in the overburdened foster care system of Los Angeles County. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained, dedicated, and caring community volunteer who is assigned to assist a foster child. CASAs investigate the child’s circumstances and make recommendations to the Court, work to secure needed services, and serve as a mentor and guide for the child.
CASA/LA Charity Preview Night
7:00-10:00 pm Nov 21 | Los Angeles Convention Center (Concourse, South, West and Kentia Halls)
Tickets on sale now at laautoshow.com/spn
Founded in 1978, CASA of Los Angeles is a community-supported 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to mobilize community volunteers to advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children in the overburdened foster care system of Los Angeles County. CASA’s vision is of a Los Angeles where every foster child has an advocate and the opportunity to thrive. Through committed, highly trained everyday citizen volunteers, CASA brings the voice of a concerned community into the child welfare system. Studies have shown that children with CASAs receive more assistance and support than children without, and are more likely to be adopted or reunited with family members and less likely to reenter the child welfare system. For more information, please visit the CASA of Los Angeles website: www.casala.org.