When A Casa Guest Feels Like A Movie Star

Nick Botenelli with Casa guest wearing Bigger Table shirt.JPG

Last week I got a text from Nick, one of our Companion volunteers. He told me that he was able to pick up a gentleman who was released from the immigrant detention center, bring him to the Casa, coordinate travel logistics so he could get home and then took him to the airport.

Something a little unusual happened at the airport, though.

Nick told me that several people stopped our guest to take a picture of the shirt he was wearing. At first he was a little taken aback by all the people wanting his photo (was he a movie star maybe?! lol).

Then Nick explained to him the Casa shirt he was wearing displayed, "When you have more than you need, build a bigger table, not a higher wall" and how that's what the Casa community believes in.

This is a simple story, and one that brings a smile to my face. Not only we were able to welcome this guy to the USA, but now he's also proudly wearing a phrase that truly reflects the Casa heart.

Oh, and here's my shameless plug. We will have these shirts for sale at our Happy Hour fundraiser this Thursday! They're $20 and the profit is used to pay our rent. Come join us -- a portion of all the beer you drink on Thursday will be donated directly to the Casa woohoo!!

Date: Thursday, August 8
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Location: Cervecería Colorado
Address: 1635 Platte St, Denver, 80202

Families belong together,

Sarah J