On Thursday, November 10, the Jackson Brewery Bistro Bar’s Riverview Room was transformed into the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Orleans’ sixth annual “What’s Cookin’ With CASA” fundraiser. Guests gathered in support of the organization dedicated to protecting children by providing a voice to victims of abuse, neglect or abandonment, who are entangled in the social welfare and juvenile court proceedings of Louisiana. Volunteers for CASA are Court Appointed Social Advocates for children and are trained and appointed to speak in court on behalf of the children’s best interest.
This year’s fundraiser featured a cooking demonstration by Chef Drew Dzejak of the Windsor Court Hotel’s Grill Room, music by Gina Brown and Anutha Level, a putting competition and a silent auction. All proceeds raised benefit CASA New Orleans.
Founded under the guidance of Judge Salvadore Mule in 1987, CASA New Orleans is committed to serving children under the jurisdiction of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court. Not only has the organization served thousands of children, but CASA has also received a number of awards and recognition for its successes, including the United Way Gold award for outstanding service to the people of New Orleans, an Award for Outstanding Contributions to the City and People of New Orleans presented by the city and the National CASA Inclusion Award for increasing the diversity among the program’s board members and volunteers.
Event at a glance
What: “What’s Cookin’ With CASA,” benefiting Court Appointed Special advocates of New Orleans
When: Thursday, November 10
Where: Jackson Brewery