Volunteer Spotlight – Cindy McAtee
A busy wife, mom and grandmother of 4, Cindy McAtee will celebrate her 13th year as a CASA Volunteer on June 14th. Cindy is deeply devoted to her work as a CASA volunteer. Having worked 6 cases during her time at CASA, and pushing through some very difficult case scenarios, her CASA supervisor notes: “I never have to wonder what is going on with Cindy and her CASA case. She is on time with documentation, and the connection she shares with her CASA case is so obvious and almost infectious.” We recently talked to Cindy about how and why CASA continues to stay at the forefront of her busy schedule.
What made you choose CASA as a way of giving back to your community?
When we returned to Waco after retiring in 2005, I began searching for a volunteer opportunity that offered a direct hands-on approach in positively impacting the lives of others. After researching possibilities, CASA was the perfect fit.
What do you enjoy most about the time you have served as a casa volunteer?
What I have enjoyed most about my time as a CASA volunteer are the relationships built with our CASA children as well as with those professionals dedicated to the possibility of a better future for our children.
When you are working on your CASA case, what can we find you doing?
When I am not active on my CASA case, I am very involved with my four grandchildren, all under the age of two, recently adding the last two on May 16th, TWIN GIRLS! I can also be found teaching and participating in yoga classes, and enjoying every moment with my wonderful husband, Lee, of 45 years.
Have Cindy’s words inspired you? If you’d like to learn more about becoming a CASA for our community’s most vulnerable children, please click here.