Medford, Ore — Children going through the court system in Jackson County are often left with little more than the clothes on their backs.
So local realtors dedicated half of the work day to helping them out.
Employees at Windermere realty in Medford have been collecting clothes, toys and other items for CASA – or ‘Court Appointed Special Advocates’ of Jackson County.
Today, the realty group dropped the donated items off at the casa location in medford.
The donations are enough to help 150 kids going through the court and foster care system.
“They have nothing and CASA reaches out, they’re advocates for these kids, take care of them and get them through foster care and get them eventually back with their parents,” said John Zupan with Windermere Real Estate.
CASA volunteers say because most of their donations come during the holidays, they’re always in need of warm-weather clothes for the kids they help.
Matt Jordan is the Chief Meteorologist for KOBI-TV NBC5.
Matt joined the NBC5 weather team in 2014 after a year as a reporter and anchor in Alexandria, Louisiana. His experience with the severe weather of the Deep South and a love of the Pacific Northwest led him to pursue a certification with Mississippi State University as a Broadcast Meteorologist. You can find Matt working in the evenings of NBC5 News at 5, 6 and 11 as well as online.
Matt also has a degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. In addition to being passionate about news and weather, Matt is a HUGE Oregon Ducks fan. When not rooting for the Ducks or tracking down the next storm over the Pacific, Matt can be found outdoors in the Oregon wilderness with his wife and their German Shepherd named Stanley.