CASA volunteers appointed to a case can provide more consistency to a child. Research shows that having a stable relationship with a supportive adult can help children who have experienced trauma do well, even when they have faced significant hardships.
A child in foster care with a committed CASA volunteer is:
Half as likely to re-enter the foster care system
More likely to succeed in school
More likely to find a safe, permanent home
Less likely to enter the juvenile justice system
Less likely to have multiple foster placements
More likely to access services that promote healing
With almost 200 children in foster care in Carroll County, the need for more CASA volunteers is significant. Too many children in the child welfare system lose their families, their rights, and their hope. With support from caring community members like you, we can ensure that every child who has experienced abuse or neglect has an advocate fighting for them.
Will you support our vision of a community where every abused or neglected child is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home? Will you become a Friend of CASA today?
WayS TO HELP CASA OF CARROLL COUNTY
Let A Kid be a Kid Fund
Every child served by Carroll County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), has experienced abuse and neglect and has been placed in foster care. Often, they are living in an unfamiliar place and going to a new school. They may have to make new friends or adjust to a new family. Through no fault of their own, their entire life has been turned upside down.
All kids just want to be kids. Children in foster care are no exception. They don't want to be known as "the foster kid." They don't want you to know about the abuse and trauma they experienced, but instead they want you to know about their favorite video game or how excited they are for their ballet recital or summer camp.
At Carroll County CASA, we believe that children in foster care deserve to have experiences like every other kid. When they participate in pro-social activities, celebrate birthdays and holidays, or shop for new clothing, they feel like every other kid and not just the "foster kid." For this reason, we started our "Let a Kid be a Kid" fund. Below is a breakdown of how your funds could help!
$20 Provides a child with necessary sanitary and full sized toiletry items needed.
$50 Help a child in foster care by providing them with school supplies and pay for school dues/club fees.
$100 Children that come into DFCS custody often only have the clothes on their back. Help provide a foster child with new clothes suitable for the season.
Donate Any Amount
Giving Tuesday, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is routed as a "global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world by donating to those organizations that support/advocate for a greater cause. Advocating for foster children also involves supporting CASA volunteers. Without our CASA volunteers none of the work we do would be possible. We strive to recruit and train well equipped volunteers to advocate for children in foster care. Your contribution will help us:
Recruit additional CASA volunteers through engagement activities
Provide training meals for CASA training classes
Provide volunteers with gas cards to drive long distances to see their foster children
Host volunteer appreciation events for current volunteers
Giving Tuesday (Nov 30)
Other Ways to Support
You can also give back just by adding us as a charitable donation to your everyday shopping. Click the links below to add us!
Search for “Carroll County Casa, Inc.” under charities at smile.amazon.com
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Search for "Carroll County Casa, Inc." at http://www.krogercommunityrewards.com/
Special thank you to our sponsors who have contributed $500 or more
Hightower Funeral Homes
Tanner Health System
Dr. Karen Curtis
Byron and Linda Madden
West Georgia Electric
Milton and Susan Berry
Peach State Turf Care
Tisinger Vance PC Attorneys at Law
West Georgia Technical College
Mr. Mark Foster
Mr. & Mrs. Dave & Lisa Knight
Dr. Kevin & Kim McLaughlin
Worlds Away Travel Partners, LLC
Mr. & Mrs. Tom and Patsy Upchurch
Mr. Craig Worland
Agape Sunday School
United Community Bank
First Methodist Church
Dr. Jeff and Lori Lindsey
Dana and Tee Reeve
John and Dea Baxter
Tom and Linda Parmer
Dr. Howard and Jana Seeman
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert and Sandra Huey
Mr. & Mrs. Harry and Jackie Preston
West Georgia Foundation
Dr. Karen Curtis
Dr. Wendee McGuffee, DVM
Law Office of John B. Jackson
For more information on becoming a sponsor, click here
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Carrollton, GA 30117
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