For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. -On behalf of
the PHI Community Foundation, Atlantic City Electric, through its Ninth Annual
Charity Golf Classic, has donated
$46,000 to support CASA for Children's Family Search and Connect (FSC) Program.
CASA's FSC Program, specially trained volunteers conduct internet-facilitated searches
to identify and locate family members whom may have been overlooked in the
opening stages of a child's foster care tenure. FSC volunteers try to identify
family, including searching child welfare files and using internet searches and
making telephone contact to establish family connections. The search process
makes it possible to find family members when none were previously known.
City Electric is committed to supporting
local organizations that make a difference in the lives of others through volunteer initiatives,
charitable contributions and community
"The Atlantic City Electric donation enables
us to continue to train our volunteers who are vital to the success of the
Family Search and Connect Program," said Karen DeRosa, director of Community
Development, CASA for Children. "While finding family connections
may not result in adoption, any newly formed relationship can provide a child a
durable connection to help them navigate adulthood,
build their self-confidence and improve their chance for success."
"We are proud to support
CASA for Children in their mission to assist children in the foster care system
and their dedication in finding these children a safe and permanent home," said
Vince Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president.
Success stories of CASA's
Family Search and Connect Program include:
Since its inception in 2006, the PHI Community
Foundation's Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised more than $1.1
million for nonprofit organizations in South Jersey.
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