Bright spot in community

Jan. 12, 2013 @ 05:11 AM

Dear Editor:

As the Program Supervisor of the Guardian ad Litem program, a program that uses trained volunteers to advocate for the abused and neglected children involved in the court system, I would like to take a moment to share with you and this community a bright spot in a seemingly all to often dark world.

After seeing a need, the local Guardian ad Litem child advocates decided to form a non- profit group called “The Friends of Guardian ad Litem.” The goal of the group is to help provide training for existing and additional child advocates, as well as helping children involved in the court system with various needs that often arise.

We want to say a special thank you to the Lake Lure community and the Olympiad Board for helping this wonderful group of people get off to a great start by making a monetary donation to the group. We would also like to thank a very special former Guardian ad Litem, Luella Kye, she donated her hand made afgan and it was used in a raffle. Your kindness will go a long way in helping us help abused and neglected children as we advocate for them in the NC court system. We are so fortunate to have such kind and caring people in our community and appreciate them immensely!

If anyone is interested in becoming a GAL advocate, please contact Charity Robinson at 828-287-3929. 

Charity Robinson

Rutherfordton