Author: Julie Kemble Borths

Help ProKids CASA volunteers speak for kids this winter

Anne had come to ProKids as a volunteer because she wanted to support children who had lost all the things that bring kids strength, stability and hope. At ProKids, she was trained to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate, known as a CASA Volunteer. After her training, Anne was assigned to advocate for children like Jamie, who have been removed from their home due to abuse and neglect.

Patti Collins finds her own rhythm in giving back

Patti Collins with one of the Grooveminte Girls

Patti Collins is between business calls and picking up her grandson at preschool. She is dressed in red boots and a pink hat. The wife of “bring on the funk” musician Bootsy Collins, she is quick to laugh and quick to get to the point: “I am married to a legend, but I’m just Patti: a little country girl from New Richmond.”