Santa Maria, Calif. – February 3, 2017 – Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County received a generous donation from the seventh grade students at St. Louis de Montfort School. The students are celebrating “Catholic Schools Week” and set a goal to serve their community by helping children in need.

During their assembly for Catholic Schools Week, The seventh grade class presented the car seat to CASA of Santa Barbara County. According to their teacher, Ms. Matasci, “The kids wanted to do more for their community, they saved money by doing extra chores around the house rather than asking mom or dad for extra money.” Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. The theme for National Catholic Schools Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.”

Along with several other members of our community, the School learned of CASA’s urgent need for 15 car seats via social media. The school felt compelled to help and within days raised enough money to purchase and donate the car seat to CASA of Santa Barbara County. “We are so touched to see children in our community motivated to help other children. The example of kindness that the children have shown is impressive. Because of their generosity, a CASA volunteer will now be able to safely transport their CASA child to court and on visits,” said Executive Director Kim Colby Davis.

For more information about CASA of Santa Barbara County, making a donation, or to get involved, visit or call Crystal Moreno, Recruiting and Outreach Director (805) 739-9102 ext. 2954