Casa Care welcomes retired teacher as new facility director

Martha Thompson, a retired Brady Elementary School teacher, has signed on to be the director of Casa Care, an after school outreach program providing a safe, inexpensive alternative to children staying home alone after school until the parents can return home from work. Located at 1501 North Grant in Brady, Casa Care provides a healthy snack, homework assistance, tutoring when needed, plenty of activities and adult supervision. The program is not limited to low income applicants. Fees are based on each family’s income. Casa Care’s calendar year follows the same schedule as the Brady Independent School District, observing the same holidays and teacher work days as each BISD campus. The program is offered to pre-K through fifth grade children after school until 5:30 p.m. Transportation is provided from both North Ward and Brady Elementary School campuses. Licensed for 50 children, over half of the spaces are already obligated for previous students. Parents who would like to ensure a spot for their child(ren) should register as soon as possible. Applications will still be accepted after the first day of school, until full capacity is met. Casa Care is a non-profit organization funded primarily through a grant from the G. Rollie White Trust; however, tuition, fundraisers and donations play an important role in funding the operation. Area businesses and individuals have served as a major benefactor in Casa Care’s success making a wide range of donated items’ranging from snacks to household items’available on a regular basis. The first fundraiser of the new school year is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 at noon in the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A fish-fry meal is being sponsored by the Methodist Men’s Group, and more information about the event will be made available in the coming weeks. To learn more about Casa Care and the services provided, contact Mrs. Thompson at the facility at 597-6058. Please leave a name and telephone number if no answer.

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