In the thirteenth annual event, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), partner organizations (POs) and contractors helped to provide a Christmas for area children who are part of the Court Appointed Advocates (CASA) program. Employees purchased and wrapped hundreds of gifts worth approximately $22,000 for the 114 children enrolled in the program. These gifts were presented to the CASA volunteers in a ceremony at the FLETC auditorium on December 08. The CASA is a non-profit organization of volunteers, who are assigned by the court as a child’s advocate in cases of abuse or neglect.
Linda Fennell, FLETC CASA Coordinator, acknowledged the CASA volunteers and thanked everyone for their generosity, “There are no words that I can say that would make this any better. Without you, we just couldn’t have met the children’s needs.”
Billy Brooks of the Deputy Director’s Office addressed the participants, commending them for their unselfishness and generosity, “Because of you, these boys and girls will not feel the sting of disappointment on Christmas morning, but will celebrate joyously with the gifts you have provided.”