February 2016 CASA of the Month

Our amazing CASA Volunteers make a difference in the lives of foster children every day. For your inspiration, we will be spotlighting one of these everyday heroes as CASA Volunteer of the Month.

Sally Puccini

  • Why did you decide to become a CASA Volunteer?
    I had been a volunteer with various other non-profit organizations where the work did not put me face to face with the people I wanted to help. I love to work with kids so when I learned about the CASA program it sounded perfect, just what I was hoping to find.

  • How long have you been a CASA Volunteer and how many children have you worked with?
    I have been a CASA for almost 3 ½ years. I have only worked with one young girl so far. Her family has ongoing needs so I have decided to stay involved indefinitely. She has an older sister who also has a CASA who started about the same time, so we are able to do things with the two girls together which has been great!

  • What do you like best about volunteering with CASA?
    I feel like I am making a positive difference in her life.  I enjoy spending time with her and thinking of fun and educational things for us to do each week. I love seeing her happy and thriving. Having the CASA group’s support and being able to work with other people involved in this case makes me feel more effective than I could be on my own.

  • How has being a CASA Volunteer positively impacted your life?
    It has made me more aware of how many children are not as fortunate and in need of someone to focus on them. I only wish I could do more but I am glad I am able to spend as much time with my little girl to help open up her world to things she might otherwise not be able to experience.

  • Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
    For the past 3 years she has asked me to come to her School’s Halloween parade, which I have … in costume (as a witch, a space woman and as a pirate)!