Machesney Park business donates $5,000 to child advocacy group


Workers at a local healthcare technology company donated funds to help a non-profit children’s advocacy organization.

Practice Velocity in Machesney Park, a medical billing services company, dontated $5,000 to the Winnebago County CASA program on Friday. Employees donated money out of their own pockets during a year-long fundraiser.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) helps children who are in the court system due to abuse or neglect, by pairing them with a trained volunteer who looks out for the child’s best interests. 

The money will be used to help train more volunteers.

“It really helps us help our kids,” says Taryn Marko, Program Director for CASA. “We are going to use this $5,000 to really push forward and recruit more volunteers get them trained and match them to the children in our community.”

CASA says monetary donations are a big help and are always needed, but what they really need is more volunteers.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at Winnebago County CASA, you can find more information on their website.

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