A global movement is taking the world by storm this season. On November 29th, CASA is joining that movement. And we hope you do so, too.
Giving Tuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, is about more than giving financial support to your charities of choice. It’s about redefining what it means to give, and about doing so as a community.
It’s about bringing ordinary people together- all over the county, state, nation, and globe- to do extraordinary things.
It’s about celebrating the values of service and giving back to our communities, both local and transnational. There is so much we can do to make a positive impact here in our own backyards.
At CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, it is our mission to be a strong voice for the best interests of vulnerable children who have been removed from their homes or are under court supervision due to abuse, neglect, or abandonment. Morris and Sussex Counties are home to approximately 400 of these children.
We recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers to be advocates, mentors, and champions for each child on their journey to a safe, permanent, and nurturing home.
As we approach 2017, our 30th anniversary year, we’re making a commitment to support 30 more children in foster care.
30 years….Continuing to Make a Difference.
$1800 provides the funds to recruit, train, and support one volunteer to advocate on behalf of a child in the foster care system.
This financial support also provides children in foster care with backpacks and school supplies; birthday gifts; holiday gifts; sports equipment; cell phone calling cards; appropriate outfits for job interviews; transportation vouchers, etc.
It additionally covers the cost for volunteer mentors to take teens from our Fostering Futures program on outings to the theater, sports events, museums, and visits to colleges and other educational and vocational venues to prepare teens for independent living.
As we approach this year’s giving season, think about how you can engage with your community- both local and global- to make it safer, sounder, and improved for us all.