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Welcome to Children's Voice: CASA, Inc.

Children's Voice: CASA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, located in Douglas County, Georgia, committed to recruit, train and support citizen-volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children, who have been abused and neglected, in courtrooms and our community. We are empowered directly by the courts and provide judges the critical information they need to ensure that each child’s rights and needs are being attended to while in foster care. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes. For many children, a CASA volunteer is the only constant adult presence in their lives.

We exist to raise awareness of children in foster care and bring positive, permanent change to their lives. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved.

Thanks for visiting. We are looking forward to hearing from you. 

  • Years Serving the Community

    25

  • Trained CASA Volunteers

    409

  • Total Children Served

    851

Happy National Chocolate Milkshake Day!

Come one, come all and celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day! Tomorrow, September 12th, commemorates America’s favorite frothy chocolate drink in a way which brings together chocolate and ice cream lovers alike. 

So in honor of the delicious chocolate surprise, we thought we would celebrate by revisiting some of our nation’s proudest moments in milkshake history.

 

1885.

This year was the first time the word “milkshake” was used in print. At the time, it referred to an alcoholic beverage. A milkshake was described as a “sturdy, healthful eggnog type of drink with eggs, whiskey, etc., served as a tonic as well as a treat.” Mmm… sounds delicious!!

 

1900.

By 1900, the milkshake had begun to take on a form more similar to what we’re used to, described as a “wholesome drink made with chocolate, strawberry or vanilla syrup.” By the early 1900s, people began requesting their milkshakes be served with a scoop of ice cream. 

 

1922.

In 1922, a Walgreen’s employee added malted milk powder to the concoction and created the first malted milkshake. That same year, the electric blender was invented by Steven Poplawski. Once this new invention came about, the milkshake really shaped up into our milkshakes of today, taking on the usual frothy and airy form we love.

 

1930.

By the time the 1930s had rolled around, the milkshake had gained in popularity and was being served in diners and malt shops across the United States.

 

Present day.

Today, the chocolate milkshake is a national favorite, enjoyed by young and old everywhere. Interested to see how you can get in on the action?

You can celebrate from home today by mixing up your own yummy chocolate milkshake. Just combine 2 cups of chocolate ice cream, your choice of dark chocolate candy (diced), and ½ cup of whipped cream in a blender. Blend it all together, garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings and enjoy!

Celebrate this joyous occasion by making a delicious chocolate milkshake with your friends and family. Or, if you’re looking to go out, order one from a nearby restaurant or café, and support your local community. Because when it comes right down to it, nothing tastes better than family time and a smooth chocolate milkshake.