CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Los Angeles’ Evening to Foster Dreams Gala is a million-dollar fundraising event, hosted by comedian and actor Dax Shepard, that brings together volunteers and celebrities to aid children who have been abused or neglected and are living in foster care.
CASA of LA helps over 1,000 children per year in LA County’s child welfare system with vital one-on-one advocacy and services. This year’s event will honor Participant Media for its moving documentary “Foster.” Previous honorees include actor Mario Lopez, Kathy Hilton, the Honorable Judge Michael Nash and Freeform Network’s “The Fosters.”
The April 24th Evening to Foster Dreams Gala includes a red carpet cocktail reception and silent auction. Proceeds from the event benefit CASA’s direct one-on-one advocacy programs that support children in Los Angeles County’s foster care system. The event’s red carpet reception begins at 5:30pm, and the full program includes a silent auction, dinner and live entertainment.
CASA provides vital and life-changing services for Los Angeles County’s 30,000 foster youth, with volunteers working one-on-one with children who have suffered the most serious cases of abuse or neglect. CASA volunteers, also called Advocates, work closely with a child to form a trusting relationship, giving that child a friend and someone who cares. Advocates help children in important ways such as comforting them through emotional trauma and transition, arranging for needed health care, housing and social services, talking with teachers, participating with children in enriching activities, and advising judges about the child’s welfare.
Tickets, additional info can be found here.