Friends of CASA, a fundraising auxiliary of Court Appointed Special Advocates hosted its 2017 Holiday Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, at The Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.The luncheon and fashion show that began as a Holiday Tea is in its 22nd year of existence and has brought in over 3.7 million dollars since 1995. This year’s event netted more than $426,000 that will go directly to supporting CASA’s mission of recruiting, training, and supervising community volunteers who mentor and advocate for children in the foster care system. This record breaking net easily surpassed last year’s record-breaking net of $344,000.Six-hundred and twenty guests filled the halls and decks outside of the ballroom to bid on 193 auction packages during the champagne reception which also included the hallmark staple “Starfish Wish Trees”, featuring 217 different wishes from the children in the CASA program.

Source: Friends of CASA raise thousands for foster youth – Orange County Register