Athens-Oconee CASA will be hosting their first ever Foster Care Candlelight Vigil on November 5th. The event will begin at 5:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 355 Pulaski Street. After gathering, we will walk, with electric candles in hand, from the church to the courthouse, and there we will here from community members about their experiences with the foster care system. At First Baptist Church in the fellowship hall, there will be time before and after the walk for local agencies to share information on how you can support and be involved in the local foster care system.
The event is free to attend, and our goal is to have over 300 attendees to represent each child in the local foster care system. Families are welcomed! If you plan on attending, would like to volunteer, or are an agency that would like to participate, please refer to the Events page on our website to submit an interest form. You can also stay up to date on the event on Facebook and with the hashtag #CASAfostercarevigil.