The Citrus Abuse Shelter Association [CASA], is a domestic violence center that provides outreach and shelter services to the county. Lecanto High School’s Colors for CASA club helps people who have been abused and need help. They sell tie-dyed shirts and socks to help raise money for the association.
CASA also does many activities and fundraisers to help benefit the people at the center. There are several things coming up, such as a 5k race in September.
Junior and group leader Shannon Fernandez was not originally interested in the group.
“My volleyball team pressured me into it, but I ended up really liking it, and it’s a very enjoyable group to be in,” said Fernandez.
There was be a meeting Aug. 28, 2013, in which many upcoming events were discussed.
“We’re starting to organize the 5k run which will take place Sept. 15,” said junior Annalee Garcia.
“We talked about due dates and about how we are also planning to donate clothes,” added Fernandez.
Club members are always looking for recruits. They feel there are many benefits of joining Colors for CASA.
“It’s a great way for young people to give back to the community,” said club coordinator Freddie Bullock.
“I believe people should join because it brings a lot of awareness to something people don’t know about. It’s helpful and fun at the same time,” Fernandez said.
The club has long sleeve ($14) and short sleeve ($12) , tie-dye t-shirts for sale, along with tie-dye socks ($3) and friendship bracelets ($3). These items help fundraise money to help the association and all the unfortunate people at the shelter. Anyone interested in purchasing one of these items can see club sponsor Freddie Bullock.
“It is a great cause, so please come help out,” said Garcia.