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Karen Blocher – September 2018 Featured Volunteer
- How long have you been a CASA?
Three and a half years
- What brought you to apply to become a CASA?
I was fortunate enough to grow up with both my parents and all my siblings in a small midwestern town where our safety and security were never questioned. I wish that for all CASA children. I know we aren’t miracle workers, but I hope to give back in some small way to bring these families one step closer to that security.
- Besides being a CASA advocate, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I am an avid quilt maker and spend time making charity quilts and gifts for loved ones. I make it a practice to read and write every day, which I also enjoy.
- What do you love the most about being a CASA?
Seeing smiles on the faces of the children I encounter, and ensuring that my contact with that family is always a positive one. I hope in some way to help make their lives a little less stressful and a more optimistic for the future.
- And now for a little fun, what’s a hidden talent or unusual fact that most people don’t know about you?
I am a Certified Quilt Judge, and travel the country judging quilt shows and competitions. Yes, people compete at everything, including quilting, which has become an art form. In fact, I’m sitting in the Houston airport ready to travel back home after judging an event.