Share The Love
Many of the things we do at Native Trails make us feel good. Most of the things, really. And we’re not just talking about taking long soaks in our mesmeric bathtubs. Rather, our company is defined in part by feel-good business and operational practices like shared prosperity, sustainability, and social responsibility. One of the things that our customers have helped us do—and continue to do—that makes us feel really, really good is donate to CASA for Children (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
To this incredible national organization, which aids and advocates for abused and neglected children, Native Trails gives 20 percent of the profit made from the sale of select hand hammered copper items from our Native Trails’ Lifestyle line. This is the crux of our “Share the Love” campaign, which we kicked off in 2013.
“We really feel a connection with CASA,” says Native Trails CEO Naomi Neilson Howard. “It’s about helping children, and children are the future. We want our children to grow up with a support system, feeling loved, with at least one person—a positive force like a CASA volunteer—who they can count on. That can make all the difference in whether or not a child gains confidence, finds stability, and goes on to become a successful, healthy person. Sometimes all it takes is one dedicated person in a child’s life to become their secure base that changes everything.”
With your purchase of these Share the Love items you can help us work to reach every child who needs a CASA volunteer’s help.
What Does CASA For Children Do?
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children is a powerful and proven network of nearly 1,000 community-based programs that recruit, train, and support volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in courtrooms and communities. CASA volunteers are empowered by the courts to provide children with one-on-one advocacy. They see their assigned children regularly and interview all the adults who impact their lives. Volunteer advocates offer judges the critical information they need to ensure each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care, staying with the child until she is placed in a loving permanent home. For many abused and neglected children, their CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.