GIVE A CHILD HOPE FUND
CASA's "Give a Child Hope" fund was established to help provide things a CASA child may need or wish for that doesn't require a court's intervention, such as laptops, toys, arts and crafts, special articles of clothing, driving lessons, appliances or furnishings for a first apartment, etc. The "Give a Child Hope" fund allows a CASA advocate to provide their foster youth with any necessities they might need, as well as comfort items to help brighten their days and make them feel special.
DUFFEL BAG CAMPAIGN
The average foster child moves seven times before the age of 18. Often, these children are moving their possessions from place-to-place in a garbage bag. Our aim is to eliminate trash bags as an acceptable form of luggage for the foster children and teens we serve. When children are taken from their home, they typically don’t have necessities such as a toothbrush or a change of clothes. In tough situations like these, something as simple as a stuffed animal can provide a lot of comfort for a child.
There are currently over 1,400 kids in foster care within our three counties and we recently teamed up with local DCP&P offices to help provide duffel bags to all those foster kids. With enough donations, we can meet our goal of replacing the trash bags these children use to transport their belongings with duffel bags full of hygiene and comfort items they need. Once the duffel bags are loaded, CASA advocates will give the duffel bags to the children they speak up for.
Each year, we hold a Back-to-School drive in partnership with Operation South Jersey and Hopeloft to provide our foster youth with school supplies come September. We want to ensure that all our CASA children have the tools they need to succeed, and this annual drive helps us prepare them for a wonderful school year! Donate today to help us provide school supplies for children in need in your community. (We also accept and encourage donations purchased from our Amazon Wish List, which gets shipped directly to our office hassle-free!)
Brighten up a foster child’s life for the holiday season by donating to our Holiday Drive Campaign. Being separated from family is heartbreaking and traumatic for most children in foster care--especially during the holiday season, when togetherness is so deeply cherished. So, each year, we hold a Holiday Drive at CASA of CGS to remind our CASA children that they are loved and they are not alone.
By donating to our campaign, you will be helping provide presents to the 450 foster children we serve in our three counties. Something as simple as opening a present meant just for them can make a child feel less scared and less alone. What better way to celebrate the spirit of giving than by helping a child in need feel supported, loved, and cared for during what should be the most wonderful time of year?
SPONSOR AN ADVOCATE
Our advocates volunteer their own time to stand up for kids in our community and make a real difference in a child's life. Support our CASA superheroes today and help us provide care packages to all of our amazing advocates!