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Council Bluffs Light of Hope

Friday, May 18, 2018 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Location: Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs
Description: Friends of Iowa CASA is the nonprofit partner of the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) system across the state of Iowa. We have an important event coming up in May that we’d love for you to be aware of.

We put on Light of Hope events around the state in areas of high need in order to raise awareness and funds for the CASA program. The CASA program deals with children who have been removed from homes because of abuse and neglect, of which there are thousands around Iowa, including hundreds in the Council Bluffs area alone.

The Second Annual Council Bluffs Light of Hope will be an exciting, fast-moving, one-hour breakfast event to be held 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM on Friday, May 18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs. We’ve got the talented Ernest Richardson, resident conductor of the Omaha Symphony, as the emcee, and two great speakers: a former foster youth who will speak about growing up in the system, and the wonderful Elizabeth Varnon, an attorney who has seen first-hand how CASA advocates can help.

In addition, this year’s event will serve as the kickoff to a day of training for the local CASA advocates, which is very cool.

The purpose of Light of Hope is to INCREASE, RAISE, and INSPIRE:
1. We want to INCREASE awareness of the issues in the Council Bluffs area.
2. We want to RAISE money to help support the volunteers who do such amazing work with these children.
3. We want to INSPIRE guests to become involved in some way.

Council Bluffs Light of Hope details at a glance:
Event: Light of Hope fundraising and awareness breakfast
Why: To benefit Friends of Iowa CASA and the abused and neglected children of Iowa
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Where: Hilton Garden Inn in Council Bluffs
Emcee: Maestro Ernest Richardson of the Omaha Symphony
Keynote Speaker: Attorney Elizabeth Varnon
Cost: Nothing! But there will be an opportunity to make a contribution following the program

RSVP with Tim Pearson required to attend.

More Information
Contact: Tim Pearson, Executive Director
(515) 321-8588
tim.pearson@mchsi.com
http://iowacasafriends.org/index.html
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