By Josh Foster, Broker/Owner of EXIT Realty Southern in Sulphur, LA
EXIT Realty Southern and our associates hosted the 2nd Annual Cheers for CASA fundraiser to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers serving kids all across Southwest Louisiana. CASA volunteers serve as a judge’s eyes and ears for kids that have been removed from their families due to allegations of abuse or neglect. With over 400+ new cases every year, these volunteers give countless hours and resources serving their CASA kids and carry a huge burden and responsibility to the court.
EXIT Realty Southern was passionate about supporting this cause because of the need it meets for the community. While most of us are fortunate to have never experienced such abuse and/or neglect, we believe every child has the right to a safe and caring home. The Cheers for CASA event allows us to give back to those who give so much for local kids and families trying to navigate through the court system.
The event consisted of a ticket drop raffle for participants to win 27+ high-end items, live music, VIP Table Sponsors, and a catered meal with refreshments. It would not have been possible without the participation and support of everyone within EXIT Realty Southern, agents and staff, as well as affiliates within the real estate industry such as mortgage lenders, home inspectors, insurance agents, and real estate agents from other area firms.
A portion of every transaction fee received by EXIT Realty Corp. International is applied to its charitable fund. Through the Spirit of EXIT Charitable Program, EXIT offices and associates can raise money for local, approved, registered charities and apply to EXIT’s head office to have those funds matched from the company’s pool of funds. EXIT Realty Southern hoped to raise $5,000, which EXIT’s head office was proud to match, however they exceeded their goal and raised $12,121.29 for a total donation of $17,121.29 to CASA. To date EXIT Realty Southern and the Spirit of EXIT Charitable Program have donated a total of $28,621.29 through the Cheers for CASA event.
“We are so grateful for the time and effort your team put into this event to make it such a success. This contribution will be dedicated towards the training and support of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteers to ensure that a child in need will receive the appropriate care,” said Julio R. Galan, President & CEO of CASA.