THE GIFT OF AN ADVOCATE
CASA - Voices for Children is a non-profit organization aimed at providing advocates and other resources for abused and neglected children in Benton County.
When a child enters the foster care system, their entire world is turned upside down. They've had to leave behind everything familiar to them - their parents, their home, their school, and possibly even their brothers and sisters. The trauma endured by children going through the court system can have lasting, negative effects on their mental and physical health. A Court Appointed Special Advocate, or CASA, is someone who will be there for the child in a way that no one else can. They are tirelessly working behind the scenes and guiding these children through the system to ensure that each child's individual needs remain a priority.
Research has shown that the single most common factor for children who develop resilience and manage to thrive in spite of adversity is the presence of at least one stable, supportive adult in their lives. For children in care, their CASA can be that supportive adult. Through guardianship changes, school changes, and more, a CASA is a source of stability and strength for children during a tumultuous period in their lives.
Our organization's success is made possible by the support of our incredible community. We rely on the help of gracious individuals, businesses and organizations for monetary and in-kind donations, to support our mission.
May is Foster Care Awareness Month, and we are reaching out to our community to help give our children in care the gift of a CASA. Your gift means that Benton County’s most vulnerable children will have the powerful voices of CASA volunteers, safe homes and promising futures.
$4 provides a child with a CASA for one day.
$28 provides a child with a CASA for one week.
$125 provides a child with a CASA for one month.
$375 provides a child with a CASA for three months.
$750 provides a child with a CASA for six months.
$1125 provides a child with a CASA for nine months.
$1500 provides a child with a CASA for one year.
You can make a difference in the life of a child today!
Online donations may be made using the buttons below, or if you would prefer to avoid processing fees, a donation check may be made out to CASA - Voices for Children and mailed to the following address. Please use this printable MAIL-IN DONATION FORM to include your contact information* so that we can properly thank you and ensure that you receive a tax-receipt for your records.
CASA - Voices for Children
129 NW 4th Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
*An e-mail address may be used in place of a mailing address, though this is not recommended. Providing your contact information is not required in order to make a donation to our cause, but is heavily advised.
Whether it's for a day, a month, or even a year, your contribution helps bring the support of a CASA to every child in Benton County who needs one. Thank you so much for supporting our children in care!
CASA - Voices for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible.
Both online and mail-in donors will receive a donation receipt for your taxes, along with a thank you letter for your donation.