An anonymous donor will match all new or increased donations, up to $10,000. YOUR gift can go twice as far to support vulnerable children.
Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers to be advocates, mentors, and champions for each child on their journey to a safe, permanent, nurturing home.
Did you know that there are over 400 children in foster care in Morris and Sussex Counties?
The toddler who caught your eye in the check-out line this morning; the pitcher on your son’s softball team; the teenage girl who took your order at the diner… these are the children who live in the shadows of our lives. These are the children in foster care in our community who have uncertain futures.
CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties will soon be celebrating our 30th anniversary advocating for children in foster care. Our goal is to be able to assign 30 new children, entering the system this coming year, to a CASA volunteer. With an average cost of $1,800 per child for one year, we need to raise $54,000 to provide this support.
Will you please consider a year-end gift to help every child in foster care have a happy ending?
I give my time as a CASA because I have the time to help those families that need my help. I enjoy being a CASA because it puts a smile on the families and the children's faces when I can be there for them. It's such a great feeling being a CASA. I know there are children out there that need my help.
Being a CASA is something I have always wanted to do once I had my own children. I wanted other kids to have the same advantages my children did by having a loving family and a support system. CASA does all that and more. It is so rewarding to me to be able to help another child even if it's only in a very small way.
I was looking for a meaningful volunteer experience and have garnered valuable insight into our foster care system. The best part is working with the resource parents and observing the progress of the child I serve. I feel I'm making a difference by the care and attention paid to each child.