MJA Presents $80,000 to CASA Programs
The MIDWEST JEWELERS ASSOCIATION presented a $40,000 check from Jewelers for Children to the Dane County CASA Program and another check to the Milwaukee CASA and Kids Matter. The contribution helps increase the number of volunteers who represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court. JFC, a non-profit organization founded by the jewelry industry in 1999 is dedicated to helping children in need. The award is part of a $450,000 grant that JFC made to the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. Richard Kessler, Kesslers Diamonds, presented the check to Kids Matter/Milwaukee CASA. John Hayes from Goodman’s Jewelers, Madison, presented the check to Dane County CASA. John also had the honor of presenting a $5,000 check to UWKidsCancer at the American Family Children’s Hospital on behalf of JFC.