Yearly 700,000 children experience abuse or neglect each year. In Saline and Ottawa Counties, 300 children were removed from their parents' custody last year. Instead of playing with neighbors and making happy family memories, they’re attending court hearings, adjusting to new foster homes and transitioning to new schools. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry. With a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer dedicated to their case, America’s most vulnerable children will have someone speaking up for their best interests. With your support, more children will have the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.
Child Advocacy & Parenting Services sponsors the local CASA program and has 43 certified volunteers serving 70 local children. We need you as a partner to help provide training and supervision of the volunteers. Your gift ensures each child's voice is heard in the noisy court process and that each volunteer has the support needed throughout the case.
We're super excited to let you know that we're part of an amazing campaign called the Newman’s Own Foundation $500k Holiday Challenge, a friendly fundraising competition where organizations compete to raise the most money for their cause throughout the holiday season. We're looking for our supporters to give as much as they can so we can win the grand prize of $150,000. And to help, each week there are Bonus Challenges which are opportunities to raise even more money and win extra cash for our cause. The first one starts today, and for every $500 raised online by our organization between November 21st at 12pm ET and November 28th at 11:59:59pm ET, you will be entered for a chance to win $2,500. There will be 1 winner each day for a total of 8 winners.