CASA raises $30,000 with Polar Express
December 20, 2012 5:02PM
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:25AM
JOLIET — Court Appointed Special Advocates of Will County, a nonprofit group that advocates for abused and neglected children in the juvenile court system, held its annual Polar Express train ride earlier this month, raising more than $30,000 for its program.
“We are so happy with the outcome of this year’s event, which sold out in less than three days and provided a magical day for area families,” said CASA of Will County Executive Director Rita Facchina.
Each Metra train car was escorted by a group of volunteers who, dressed as elves, sang and acted out the story of the “Polar Express.” As each of the four trains arrived in Tinley Park, elves marched passengers down Oak Park Avenue to Durbin’s Restaurant to see Santa. A new addition this year was a holiday open house at the Tinley Park Fire Station.
CASA of Will County has been serving abused and neglected children since 1994. For more information about CASA, to make a donation or to learn how you can become a volunteer, call 815-730-7072 or visit www.casaofwillcounty.org.