November 21, 2020
National CASA/GAL Association featured in The New York Times holiday gift guide column
National CASA/GAL’s network has been selected as a recipient of The New York Times columnist and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Nicholas Kristof’s “holiday gift guide.” In his column, Kristof makes recommendations to help raise the profiles of organizations that work on issues that change their communities. This year, through a relationship with California CASA, our network has been identified as one of five organizations that Kristof features in his holiday gift guide column.
Kristof encourages his readers to volunteer with one of our 948 programs. Readers learn about our organization, and how to find a program through a special landing page on both our national website, and California CASA’s special landing page. From the National CASA/GAL website, interested people can click on the existing find a program page, and use the map to identify a local program.
This exciting opportunity helps to support our efforts in recruiting more volunteers to support the children in your community who do not yet have a best interest advocate. “The value of a CASA/GAL volunteer cannot be overstated. We often hear from children that these highly trained volunteers are the only consistent adult in their life. CASA/GAL volunteers make a life-changing difference for children who have experienced abuse or neglect and are often in the foster care system,” says Tara Lisa Perry, CEO of the National CASA/GAL Association for Children.
Since 2009, Kristof has written an annual “Holiday Impact Prize” gift guide column to bridge a philanthropic gap: readers who wanted to help but didn’t know how, and heroic individuals and organizations who desperately needed resources but did not have the national level of awareness. The column has helped raise the profiles of organizations that work on the very issues he covers in his journalism—health, education, human rights and women’s rights, both domestically and abroad.
Thank you to Kristof and The New York Times for their commitment to supporting philanthropic organizations like National CASA/GAL and our network of programs.