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.
Donate to our Duffel Bag Campaign:
NOTE: Choose "General Fund" option and write "duffel bag" in memo section of donation page.
Contact Hillary Nichols at with questions about in-person donations.
GIVE A CHILD HOPE FUND
Our "Give a Child Hope" fund is a general fund we established to help best support our foster youth's day-to-day needs. "Give a Child Hope" fund allows us to provide our foster youth with any necessities they might need, as well as comfort items to help brighten their days and make them feel special.
Each year, we hold a Back-to-School drive 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 to our Back-to-School Drive:
NOTE: Choose "General Fund" option and write "Back to School" in memo section of donation page.
Contact Hillary Nichols at for questions about in-person donations.
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!