Our crucial goal is to provide a volunteer advocate for every abused and neglected child in our community who needs one. Currently we have more than 75 deserving children in foster care still waiting for a CASA.

Your gift will bring us one step closer to achieving that goal!

Gift of Time: Volunteer

Volunteer to become a CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate . CASA's are trained and certified to advocate in court for children who have been abused and neglected and are under court protection. As the spouse or partner of a certified CASA, you can become a Support CASA and provide assistance throughout the year in a various ways. Another opportunity to volunteer is to become a CASA Ambassador. This group promotes involvement and outreach through special projects from community members on a basic level. Contact us to learn more about these programs.

Make a Donation

Every gift large or small supports our mission of empowering abused and neglected children with a volunteer's voice in court. Monies are spent to recruit, train and supervise volunteers. You may donate online, by mail, or by phone, 785-832-5172

Corporate Gifts

Our CASA program relies on the generosity of local, regional, and national businesses for direct donations, in-kind gifts, and volunteer activities. For more information regarding corporate gifts, please contact our Development Director, Cinnamon Ramer at (785)832-5172, or email cramer@douglas-county.com

Sponsorship

Sponsor one of our annual fundraising events like CASAblanca. This fun 40s-themed event is our biggest fundraiser of the year, and offers a variety of sponosorship levels for both personal and corporate budgets. For more information, please contact our Development Director, Cinnamon Ramer at (785)832-5172, or email cramer@douglas-county.com

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Honor someone special any time of year. Make a gift in another’s honor to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or any occasion. It’s a great way to show you care. Making a memorial donation is also a wonderful way to honor, remember, and pay tribute to a loved one who has passed. Making a gift in honor of or in memorial o, your kindness will be announced to the honoree or appropriate family members. You may donate onlineby mail, or by phone, 785-832-5172.

 

Planned Giving: Leave a Legacy

Bequests and other planned gifts help assure that Douglas County CASA will continue to help future generations of children. Contact us for more information.

Endowment

Make a gift that will last a lifetime. A donation to the CASA Endowment Fund helps support the future. Contact us for more information.

Vehicles for Charity

Donate your vehicle through Vehicles for Charity  and benefit Douglas County CASA.

Special Funds and Scholarships

We have a variety of special funds established to provide items and services to our CASA kids and other at-risk youth in Douglas County. Established in 2011, the Shepherd Shoe Fund, honors retired judge, and Douglas County CASA founder, Hon. Jean Shepherd. This fund provides youth the footwear they need for daily activities and to participate in extacurricular activities including dance, sports, marching band, prom, and more. The Clothing Fund provides essential clothing items for CASA children with limited access to basic necessities. The Summer Scholarship Activity Fund provides opportunities for CASA children and other at-risk youth to attend summer camps and activities. You may also designate donations to assist with Adoption Gifts and the purchase of special books regarding foster care for our CASA kids. Donate online, by mail, or by phone, 785-832-5172.

Matching Gifts

Participating in a matching gifts program makes your donation go farther. Many companies encourage employees to donate to their favorite charities by matching their contributions. Your company may even make a monetary donation in recognition of volunteer service. Some companies may also match the gifts of retirees, spouses, surviving spouses, and outside directors. Talk to your human resources department to find out if a program is available to you.

Wish List

We have on ongoing need for "wish list" items for our CASA kids, including things such as backpacks, diaper bags, car seats, blankets, toiletry items, gift cards and more. We often have specific and urgent needs, as well as the ongoing needs. Check our current wish list to see how you can help.

In-Kind Gifts/Volunteer Projects

Your family, company, church or community organization may participate in one of our holiday or wish list drives, or donate to our special funds or scholarship needs. Or, check with our office to create your own activity such as collecting books, toys, school supplies,