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2013 Masquerade March

“My little ones had a blast! It was all they talked about on the way home.” ~ Leticia P. Hernandez, CASA Advocate

On October 16, 2013, Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) hosted the first annual Masquerade March at The Bright Shawl for our CASA children.  Animated storytellers - including CASA Advocates, a member of our Board of Governors, and an older CASA youth - read animal inspired fables and then led discussions centered on their morals. The children were then asked to choose one of the two animals highlighted in the story to create their own unique masks. When the masks were completed, they selected various accessories, such as beads, tails and boas, to complete their looks.  Finally, in celebration of their creative efforts, the CASA children participated in a parade to show off their designs.  CASA staff members were lined along the parade route to pass out treats and cheer the children on as they danced by.

Thank you to all who participated in this inaugural event. The greatest outcome was the joy and laughter that filled the room. We look forward to seeing you all next year.

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Holiday Art & Soul – November 16, 2013

Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA) is planning to host an Art & Soul project on November 16, 2013 with National Charity League (NCL). Our annual CASA holiday card will be selected from the resulting artwork. If you are interested in participating, please contact Allison Martinez at or Tara Barisic at

United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County

It’s time to kick off this year’s United Way campaign! CASA is just one of 62 partner agencies that United Way invests in here in Bexar County.  Funds from the United Way make up approximately 10% of our overall annual budget. Each year, CASA presents at various corporations, businesses and schools encouraging individuals to “Catch the Spirit” and give to the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. So far this year, we have completed over 40 presentations throughout the city. They have all provided a tremendous source of outreach and community education for our agency. If your company participates in the United Way campaign, please speak with your representative and request that CASA be the agency speaker at your kick off and/or rally.  If you contribute monetarily through your company’s campaign, please consider designating your dollars to CASA (code #570).