DEERFIELD – Takeda Pharmaceuticals of Deerfield has made a more than $55,000 donation to CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) Lake County, which advocates for vulnerable children in the community, according to a news release.
This is the fifth consecutive year Takeda has gathered employees to help raise money for local non-profit organizations as part of the company's annual Takeda Cares Day. Also benefiting is PADS Lake County and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago.
The money will help train additional advocates to help 28 more children through CASA. Though, many more advocates are still needed. There are no prerequisites to becoming a CASA volunteer other than being at least 25-years-old, clearing an extensive background screening and successfully completing 30 hours of training, the release stated.
An advocate training session begins Dec. 7. Contact Suzanne Cash at 847-383-62060 ext. 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.