A local fundraising effort hopes to deliver 120 sets of books and a toy to Grant-Harney County CASA for children. Usborne Books and More will match the donations at 50 percent up to the first $2,000 raised for a total of $3,000, which would purchase the desired amount. Donations are required by Aug. 16 so the books and toys can be delivered to children as they return to school. Payments may be made online at gofundme.com/books-for-grantharney-casa or mailed to Laurel Coombs, Attn: CASA, P.O. Box 23, Canyon City, OR 97820.
For people interested in volunteering for the court appointed special advocate program, a new training begins Oct. 2. For more information, call 541-575-5574 or visit grantharneycasa.org.