Volunteer Voices

Sally Payne

CASA Volunteer since September 1996

I think CASA is vital to our community because there are so many kids at risk in their own home and foster homes.  Although many do not have a problem speaking up, there are just as many that are afraid to and we can be that helping voice.
My fondest memory of my time with CASA is when Laura Nunes [my first CASA kid] spoke at the 2004 Light of Hope fundraiser at Santa Maria Country Club, she had the whole room in tears!  She was a great inspiration to everyone!
I am most proud to be involved with CASA because I see the difference it is making with the kids.  CASA has grown a lot since I was first sworn in and it continues to grow.  The support from Judge Garcia and the attorneys [Carol and Francine] plus the CASA staff make it all worthwhile.
One thing I wish for CASA is lots of volunteers and unlimited funds to support them!



You can change the trajectory of a child's life by giving that child a precious gift—a little bit of your time.
Become an advocate in our community to help a child who has been removed from their home due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. It’s worth it… to make a difference in the life of a child.

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