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CASA of Collin County Receives $100,000 From Reliant to Support Foster Children

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CASA of Collin County received a $100,000 gift from Reliant this month for receiving the most public votes during Reliant Gives. The results of the campaign were announced in a press release.

Reliant’s charitable giving program, Reliant Gives, launched in 2016 and puts the power of nonprofit advocacy in the hands of the public, inviting people to vote and direct the company’s charitable giving to three Texas charities nominated by employees.

“It takes an incredible amount of time, devotion and hard work to run a nonprofit and deliver on the mission they set forth,” said Elizabeth Killinger, president, Reliant. “Congratulations to CASA of Collin County for winning the public’s support and the top donation. At the heart of Reliant Gives is the desire to strengthen Texas nonprofits so they can continue to thrive and serve those in need within our communities.”

The Rose, a nonprofit focused on breast health care, and SIRE, a therapeutic riding center, both in southeast Texas, received the second and third place grants of $20,000 and $10,000, respectively.

The Reliant Gives program has now donated $720,000 to 18 deserving nonprofits. This round of Reliant Gives coincides with the company’s annual positiveNRG Week, during which Reliant employees volunteered their time with the following 13 nonprofits that are making a difference across the State of Texas:

  • Dress for Success Houston
  • Friends for Life
  • Girlstart
  • Houston Food Bank
  • Houston Wilderness Inc.
  • Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas
  • Kids’ Meals
  • March of Dimes
  • Metrocrest Services
  • Operation Kindness
  • SBP
  • Urban Harvest
  • YMCA of Greater Houston – Harriet & Joe Foster Family Center

ABOUT CASA OF TARRANT COUNTY

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Collin County in northeast Texas advocates for the best interest of children in foster care in and around Collin County. As the child’s official voice in court, CASA has worked tirelessly since 1994 to ensure the child receives necessary services and their case moves through the legal system as quickly as possible. The $100,000 donation will allow CASA to increase the number of trained volunteers to ensure that 100 percent of children placed in foster care in Collin County continue to have a voice.

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