I founded the C.A.S.E.Y. Foundation, Children's Alliance for the Success and Education of Youth in need in 2002. I was inspired to establish my own foundation, through my long time passion for helping children, so that I could continue to work closely with others who share the same goals set forth to promote the success of our children and future leaders.
I enjoy working with young children promoting the importance of education and how it will have a positive effect on the success of their future. I have been working with the Olive Crest Children's Foundation for the past few years and continue to support their organization.
Every year I deliver a speech at their annual holiday party which celebrates the success of the children. I talk to them about self esteem, education, and staying focused on their academics and extracurricular activities. I have also worked with the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club and the Orangewood Children's Foundation.
This year I am involved with two new important causes; Literacy Project Foundation and Union Rescue Mission. I attended a benefit for the Literacy Project Foundation on May 20, 2009 and discovered that I was the youngest sponsor with The CASEY Foundation. I feel proud to have been offered the opportunity to support their mission to provide the gift of literacy to children with challenges in learning to read.
Additionally, I am excited to have been invited to join the Host Committee for an upcoming fashion show that will benefit the Union Rescue Mission. URM shares a similar goal as my own in providing donated dresses and gowns to young women in high school who do not have the means to attend their prom. Among many other important services they provide the less fortunate, URM also donates clothes to mothers who are looking for a job.
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