E.R. Carpenter Foundation Invests $25,000 in CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties

The E.R. Carpenter Foundation awarded CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties $25,000 in grant funding to assist with the advocacy work that CASA provides to abused and neglected children in Bell and Coryell Counties.

Thomas Stinson, the company’s Division Manager in Temple, presented the check to CASA Executive Director Kevin Kyle, Director of Volunteer Engagement, Melissa Ward, and Outreach Coordinator, Fiona Williams. E.R. Carpenter is the world’s largest manufacturer of comfort cushioning products that include bedding, foam, cushions, carpeting, and other packaging products. The Carpenter Foundation invests in local agencies and projects that have the opportunity to significantly impact needs in the community – such as CASA, which provides a voice for abused and neglected children that are placed in the foster care system.

Grant funds provided by the foundation will be used to recruit and train volunteer advocates so they can effectively serve children who have been placed in foster care. Expanding the number of volunteers will directly support CASA’s mission to serve more children in need.

“Our team of staff members and volunteer advocates has grown significantly over the past two years thanks to the support of the Carpenter Foundation” stated Kevin Kyle, Executive Director at CASA. “We continue to be able to serve more children and know that this would not be possible without the foundation’s generosity”.

Stinson added, “the Carpenter Foundation is pleased to see the difference that CASA advocates can make in the life of children in our area. Knowing that our funds have a direct impact on increasing the number of kids CASA can serve makes this an easy decision for us to support this wonderful cause.”

CASA is actively seeking volunteer advocates to serve children in the Bell and Coryell Counties. If you are interested in learning more about CASA, please call (254) 774-1881 or go online to www.casabellcoryell.org. If your company would like to support CASA of Bell and Coryell Counties, please email casa@casabellcoryell.org.

CASA would like to thank Mr. Thomas Stinson and the E.R. Carpenter Foundation for their continued generous support of their efforts to provide every child with a voice.