CASA

Pictured, left to right, Pam Willingham of HTPG, HTPG Engineer Chris Bailey, CASA director Beverly Waldrop, and HTPG Operations Manager Domingo Mohedano.

CASA of Jackson County’s Bi-Annual Gigantic Yard Sale will be held from Friday, May 31 and continues through Saturday, June 15. The sale will be held at the Jackson County Fairgrounds and will begin at 7:30 a.m. each day, and it will close at 5 p.m. each day.  

New items will be added every day. The sale will have everything from clothes to knick-knacks, shoes, toys, household goods, home décor, and other miscellaneous items. 

Anyone that brings a canned good for CASA’s food pantry will be able to trade it in for one item of clothing off the $1 rack at the yard sale. All proceeds from the yard sale will be used to benefit CASA programs for the elderly, disabled, and the CASA food pantry.

“We would like everyone to come out and help support our cause so that we can help others,” said CASA of Jackson County Director, Beverly Waldrop.

CASA helps to meet the needs of many Scottsboro and Jackson County citizens. Their food pantry distributed 17,811 pounds of food last fiscal year.

Much of the food comes through donations from Walmart and from the North Alabama Food Bank. The food pantry depends on the generosity of individuals, church groups, school groups, the Post Office food drive and social groups for monetary and/or food donations. Waldrop wanted to give a big shout out to the post office for donating over 10,000 pounds of food this year.

HTPG also donated and installed the refrigeration equipment for a brand-new walk-in freezer at CASA. The equipment costs around $12,000 if bought new. This will help CASA be able to store food for a longer period of time. Waldrop was extremely grateful for the donation.

CASA’s volunteers help senior citizens and the disabled with home safety projects which includes building wheel chair ramps, installing grab bars, doing minor home repairs, providing durable medical equipment, and other things they may need.

All this comes at no cost to the client. The demand for these services continues to grow each year. Las fiscal year, the cost of materials for these projects came to $25,506.35. Volunteers completed forty-five projects.

CASA has a group of volunteers who work tirelessly on service projects, in the food pantry, and at fundraising events. They depend on the kindness on individuals, churches, grants, the United Givers Fund, and fundraising events to generate funds to assist the needs of the citizens of Jackson County.

For more information, contact CASA of Jackson County at 256.259.3736 or at casaofjacksoncounty@scottsboro.org.

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