News from A Birthday Wish
Lizzy was removed from her parents due to their severe substance abuse issues. She is living with her grandparents, who were approved to be foster parents. Lizzy was visiting next door when her CASA volunteer arrived. As she got closer to her house, she spotted the bike in the driveway and took off at warp speed. She was overjoyed at the sight of the pink bike, something she had always wanted. Her grandfather put on her helmet and she was off, riding down the street. She rode it for a little while and then she generously and selflessly let her little sister have a turn on the bike. The grandfather pointed out to Lizzy the pink bag in front of the handlebars and told her that she could use it for her snakes! He promised to take her to the park later in the day where she could ride her bike again. With the financial burden of raising two young girls during his retirement years, the grandfather was so very grateful to receive the bike and be able to experience his granddaughter’s joy at this wonderful gift. Both of the girls are well-behaved, sweet children. (Lizzy is a pseudonym)
CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties
7th grade students from The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, NJ wrap birthday gifts for A Birthday Wish.