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Branches Elf on the Shelf Party
December 11, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Branches Books Elf on the Shelf will come to life and delight you and your kids with an Elf Storytime, Funky Elf Dance & Sing-Along, Elf Etiquette and a chance to hop in Branches’ holiday photo booth and take some fun photos! There will also be a Make & Take Elf Craft for each child.
This is a FREE event to attend. The photo booth will be manned (or Elfed?) by Branches’ friends at A Moment in Time Photography and each photo booth session will cost $5 for a 4×6 photo grid with 4 images. A portion of the proceeds of each photo sold will go toward CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Fresno and Madera Counties.
Branches looks forward to spending the afternoon with you and spreading some holiday fun and cheer! Cookies and refreshments will be served. Please call (559) 641-2019 for more information!
At any given time, nearly 2,000 local children wait in foster care for permanent, safe, and loving homes. Survivors of chaos, they need much more individual attention than the courts and social service agencies can provide. For these children, the foster care system alone just isn’t enough.
Because CASA works so well, the courts are asking us to train more volunteers to serve more children. Our five-year target calls for more than doubling our volunteer force to reach all the children who wait for advocates. The need is greater than ever as government funding to social service agencies shrinks.
To grow, we need your help. It costs approximately $2,000 to provide a child with an advocate for a year. Funding is needed for recruiting and training volunteers and maintaining CASA’s operations. We depend increasingly on the community for donations, volunteers, and in-kind support.