This is how local folks help out those who are in need.

Locally owned McDonald’s locations in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Dalhart and Borger will be giving a portion of all purchases on Tuesday January 26 to Court Appointed Special Advocates, (CASA) which serves hundreds of kids in the Amarillo community each year.

McDonald’s Gives Back Day was created during the onset of the Pandemic as a way to help panhandle area charities that are seeing a decline in donations due to COVID-19 and other economic factors.

About Amarillo Area Casa:

AACASA advocates for children of abuse and neglect through the efforts of trained volunteers, appointed by the court to ensure them a safe, nurturing and permanent environment.

 

CASA believes that every child who's been abused or neglected deserves to have a dedicated advocate speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. As the state steps in to protect the welfare of the child, the judge appoints a CASA volunteer to make independent, unbiased, and informed recommendations to help the judge decide the best interest of the child.  

Facts in the Amarillo Area:

The Texas Panhandle has one of the highest rates of confirmed cases of child abuse in the state of Texas and Potter County has twice the state average

Over 400 children in the Amarillo area are waiting on a CASA volunteer at any given time

Children without CASA volunteers might experience less one on one attention go without needed services and experience further trauma in the foster care system

This is the third McDonald’s Gives Back Day coordinated since March of 2020.

You can donate directly to CASA HERE.

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