First BBB Certification Goes to East Texas CASA



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CASA for Kids of East Texas is the first East Texas nonprofit to have met all 20 standards for charity accountability as identified by the Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas. The system is designed to provide a way for donors at all levels to make wise giving decisions, in the face of these voluminous appeals. The program also provides charitable organizations with a means to establish their accountability to donors and potential donors by adhering to voluntary BBB charity standards which address organizational governance, fundraising, and financial issues along with other provisions.

“CASA for Kids of East Texas values our community support and is grateful to the Better Business Bureau for an opportunity to show our transparency”, said Patty Garner, executive director for CASA.

President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau Serving Central East Texas, Mechele Agbayani Mills, said meeting all standards is a significant accomplishment for an organization and that this new program is a powerful addition to East Texas’ giving community, communicating to potential donors an organization’s commitment to the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Charities interested in participating can initiate the process by contacting Jim Judge at 888.253.3385 or going to easttexas.bbb.org/charity-review.

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