Help us provide 20 foster children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
For an abused or neglected foster child, a Court Appointed Special Advocate – CASA volunteer, is someone who listens, observes, and reports. Someone who speaks up for the child by reaching out to the professionals involved. A CASA is someone whose sole mission is to clear a path for the child as they travel through the complexities of an overburdened child welfare system.
For 20 years, CASA of Sonoma County has recruited, trained, and supervised CASAs who have advocated for the rights and well-being of Sonoma County’s foster children in the courtroom, in school, and in the community. CASA is a non-profit organization committed to serving abuse, neglected and abandoned children who come before the Juvenile Court for protection. CASA is a unique, one of a kind program in Sonoma County. We are a citizen-driven organization which is legally recognized by the Sonoma County Juvenile Court.
As we celebrate our 20th year anniversary, our #GivingTuesday goal this year is to raise $20,000 in 24 hrs! A $20,000 investment in CASA of Sonoma County’s mission will provide 20 foster children with a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA).
It costs approximately $1,000 to recruit, train and match a volunteer with a child in the system. All funds received by CASA are put to immediate use with only 18% used for administrative costs.
As you consider investing in your community on the biggest philanthropic day of the year, keep our Sonoma County foster children at heart.