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 millions 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. Former CASA CEO Michael Piraino was 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."
Support: At Grand Convention 2016, Kappa Alpha Theta announced its commitment to giving National CASA $1 million over the next three years, and Thetas have already begun to show their support. With these funds, CASA will be able to develop a performance measurement system and provide volunteers with resources on how to best support foster youth. Thetas can support this cause by making donations to Theta Foundation for this $1 million initiative or by supporting college and alumnae chapter philanthropy events. No amount of financial support is too small! Think of what we can do together as Thetas to impact the lives of these children.
To support the $1 million CASA initiative through Theta Foundation’s annual grant to National CASA, 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.
After Grand Convention 2016, current CASA CEO Tara Perry and CASA Board Chair Bill Collins shared their thanks for Theta’s support, advocacy, and volunteer work: “Thank you for your decades of support and encouragement. Thank you for the expertise, volunteer recruitment, and financial assistance you and your chapters provide to our local and state programs across the nation. And thank you for embracing our mission and helping us realize our vision of a world where every abused or neglected child is given the opportunity to thrive in a safe and loving home.”
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