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Local bank helps provide Christmas items for children in CASA program

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By Stephen Thomas

SHEPHERDSVILLE - Children within the Bullitt County court system will have a better holiday season thanks to First Federal Savings Bank.

First Federal hosted angel trees at their three Bullitt County locations this season.

Donated items were intended for the families of 45 children being assisted by the Bullitt County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Program.

CASA volunteers represent children in court, representing each child’s best interests.

First Federal representative Susan Bradbury said each angel included a child’s age, sex and whether or not they needed a winter coat. Bradbury said monetary donations would go toward the coats.

Each angel included a “wish” gift, a game or toy that the child would like to receive if possible. Bradbury said further monetary donations would go toward wish gifts for each child.

CASA director Cindy Prestigiacomo said CASA volunteers would distribute the gifts to each home.

“The community has just been great,” she said.

Bradbury thanked the community as well as First Federal’s many customers for assisting in bringing Christmas to CASA clients and their families.