CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties is partnering with the Salvation Army of Lincoln County for the first time for a collaborative holiday fundraiser. Both organizations will be inviting community organizations, as well as individuals, to participate in a holiday event called Decoration Celebration, to increase awareness about the advocacy for children in foster care and address food insecurity in local communities.
The goal is to light up Lincoln County with Christmas lights this holiday season to help spread awareness about the groups’ missions and advocacy within the community. Entry to Decoration Celebration is by donation, which will place a location on a list for people to visit and view the exterior holiday decorations. This list will then be shared with locals and tourists to drive past to observe.
From Dec. 1-12, community members can vote for their favorite holiday decorations by posting pictures at PNWNENews on Facebook. During the first 12 days of December, a winner will be drawn every day, and these winners will receive a gift basket from the CASA office. Whichever business gets the most posts by Dec. 12 will win the grand prize at the end of the month.
Since 1886, The Salvation Army in Oregon has provided help for the most basic needs of local residents without regard to race, creed, social status, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. The Salvation Army’s services include programs that help people transition from crisis to safety and stability — 365 days a year.
CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties has helped change the lives of more than 2,500 children by providing them with powerful advocacy. Currently, CASA of Lincoln and Tillamook Counties serves nearly 200 children annually.