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Invest in a Child: Supporting the work of CASA

Your donation makes a difference in a child’s life. CASA depends on donors like you for most of the money that enables us to advocate powerfully on behalf of children who've been abused or neglected.

Specifically, your donations support recruiting, training and supervising volunteers who advocate for children in our community who've been abused or neglected. Right now, only 1 out of 3 children in foster care in Ulster County have CASA speaking up for their best interest in court, at school and in our community. This means that over 100 children in our community have no one focused solely on their needs. We want to change this, and with your help we will realize our goal of a CASA advocate volunteer for EVERY child who needs one.

Your support goes far. 83% of every dollar you give goes directly to advocating for children.

In the words of some CASA supporters:

CASA has been my primary focus of giving for almost twelve years. I continue to be amazed and overwhelmed by the difference CASA makes in children's lives! I have found no better place to invest that will truly help abused children in our community. That is why I will continue to support CASA for years to come. — Bryan Holley, donor

CASA volunteers are a voice of encouragement, a voice of courage and true leadership, and an inspiration to me. I need their voice to tell me what the true needs of the child and family of origin are in order to heal. — Judge Darlene Byrne

I looked around the courtroom and realized the only adult there who wasn't getting paid to help me was my CASA. Then I knew I could trust my CASA. — Ramon, college student and foster care alum

Your donation helps give abused children and teens the chance to grow up in safe, permanent and loving homes. Here are some illustrations of ways your donation can help CASA help children:

  • $35 buys a birthday gift for a child who wouldn’t have one otherwise
  • $50 provides essential items for a baby whose mother is overcoming addiction
  • $75 underwrites the recruitment and screening of one new volunteer
  • $100 gives a teen skills for life at monthly educational workshops
  • $150 trains one new CASA advocate volunteer
  • $250 trains a CASA volunteer
  • $500 provides training on cutting-edge innovations in child advocacy for staff and volunteers
  • $1,000 recruits, screens and supports three new CASA advocate volunteers
  • $1,500 gives a child a CASA volunteer for a year
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Honorary and Memorial Gifts
There can be no better way to honor and memorialize a loved one than to make a gift that changes the life of children in foster care. Donate in memory of, or in honor of, family or friends, and we will send a tasteful card acknowledging the donation. We can also provide text or printed information about CASA if you need it.

Workplace Giving
CASA of Ulster County participates in the United Way, the State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) and the Combined Federal Campaign. To designate your workplace gift:

United Way Donor Choice: Write in "CASA of Ulster County"
SEFA: Write in 871121
Combined Federal Campaign: Write in 57390

Planned or Estate Gifts
You do not need to be wealthy to make an impact. Even modest bequests can make an extraordinary difference to CASA and the children we fight for. To include CASA in your will or as a beneficiary of your life insurance, include the organization's full legal name, "Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ulster County" and Federal ID number, 14-1695128. For more information, contact CASA or your attorney.

Corporate Support
Like well-run businesses, CASA finds practical solutions to get the job done. Our work paves a way for a child to have a productive future. As we change lives, we also improve the quality of life in our community. Choosing CASA as your company's cause will have a visible impact, not only by helping children in our own community, but in your ability to gain a competitive advantage through the visible support of a cause about which the community cares. CASA can provide creative and noticeable ways for your business to get the credit it deserve. Contact Ms. Drayer, Executive Director, at 845.339.7543 for more information.

CASA, which is incorporated as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Ulster County, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Copies of our most recent annual financial report can be obtained by contacting our office at the number and address below, by contacting the New York State Attorney General or by visiting: