The Court-Appointed Special Advocates of the Coastal Bend -- better known as CASA of the Coastal Bend -- is one of the many groups taking part in today's #GivingTuesday.
#GivingTuesday is a global effort that encourages people and groups to "focus on generosity, citizen engagement, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world," according to a CASA of the Coastal Bend news release.
An event which normally takes place Dec. 1, today's event was created to help support those people and organizations affected by COVID-19.
Many nonprofits have found themselves struggling to make ends meet as the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, and #GivingTuesday helps people, organizations and businesses help groups in their community in ways as simple as sharing social media posts, donating money, or even donating time and signing up to act as a court-appointed special advocate for a foster child.
If you're interested in volunteering with CASA of the Coastal Bend, virtual training sessions are being held every Wednesday at noon here.
KRIS-TV's Paulo Salazar presented CASA with a $1,500 check in a virtual ceremony Monday to give them a jump-start on the event. Salazar serves on CASA of the Coastal Bend's Board of Directors.