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For the past 25, years Thetas have stood with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) to impact the lives of foster children. As an organization of women committed to spreading the widest influence for good, we have contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to local and National CASA programs as well as countless volunteer hours. It has been an amazing 25 years, but our work is not done. In fact, it may only be just beginning. CASA CEO Michael Piraino was recently quoted saying, "Now that we know the number of children in care is rising again, it looks like a perfect storm: less money for services, but more children, from more difficult circumstances, coming into care."
Here's Three Ways You Can Help:
Support: Thetas can help support a child today. It costs approximately $1,000 a year to fund a CASA volunteer for one child. This cost is three times less than one month in foster care. Thetas can support the cause via a $25 individual donation to CASA through Theta Foundation or contributions made to college and alumnae chapter philanthropy events. No amount of financial support is too small, as evidenced by Grand Convention 2014; attendees raised enough money to support 14 children with a CASA volunteer for a year in a matter of hours through $5 donations! Think of what we can do together as Thetas to impact the lives of these children.
To support the CASA grant through Theta Foundation, please visit the Theta Foundation website. Please select the following on your donation form:
- I want my gift to make an impact through: A Restricted Donation
- Restricted Donation: National CASA
Advocate: All of us have the opportunity to advocate for this cause. Perhaps this means telling your family and friends about CASA or even recruiting someone you know to serve as a volunteer. We need people to spread the message about the challenges faced by foster children and the important work of CASA. Educate yourself on the issue so that you can effectively advocate for the cause. Watch for and share our educational videos and resources available on this web page.
Volunteer: Sign up for training to become a CASA volunteer and change a child’s life. If being a CASA advocate is not possible for you at this time, other volunteer opportunities are available with the organization. Call your local CASA program and find out how you can support CASA's work in your community. Click on the Volunteer link to the left for more information.
CASA/Theta 25th Anniversary Video
A short video celebrates the 25-year partnership between Kappa Alpha Theta and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
Double-click the thumbnail to view download options. When downloading the video for a public showing, select the MOV (Source) option for best viewing quality.