Cass County CASA - Court Appointed Special AdvocatesCASA gives kids a voice!

Supporting the Cass County CASA Program

In addition to becoming a volunteer, the Cass County CASA Program offers many ways for businesses and individuals to support our CASA volunteers.

Reimburse Our Volunteers

  • Meal gift cards: During visits with children, many CASA volunteers will provide a meal for a child at a fast food restaurant. Gift cards to community fast food restaurants help defray a volunteer’s cost.
  • Gas cards: Many children that CASA volunteers advocate for live in foster homes or group homes outside the county – some as many as one hour away. Since volunteers are asked to have face to face contact with their CASA children at least once a month, transportation costs can be a burden.

Fund Training for Volunteers and Staff

  • Offset volunteer training costs: CASA volunteers must complete at least 30 hours of pre-service training and 12 hours of annual training. Funding to offset printing of volunteer manuals and resource DVDs, speakers' fees and food is most helpful.
  • Conference reimbursement: Volunteers and staff are encouraged to attend conferences and courses to further their skills as child advocates. National CASA hosts a yearly conference and your donation can help defray costs.

Spread the Word

  • Volunteer recruitment initiatives: Volunteer recruitment is an on-going need. With your help, we can expand our recruitment efforts to make sure that all children in the system have a CASA volunteer. Past initiatives have included a booth at the Cass County Fair, Cruizin Main, Fall Harvest Festival, advertisements in local papers, speaking engagements, brochures and more.
  • Help us reach others: Consider inviting a CASA speaker to your workplace or group to educate attendees about the mission of Cass County CASA and the important work our volunteers do within the Cass County juvenile system. We can tailor each engagement to fit your time frame.
  • CASA fundraisers: Support CASA by holding a fundraiser as part of a company, neighborhood, group or individual initiative. Please contact us to talk about your ideas and fill out a fundraising form so we can help promote your event.

Help Offset Expenses

  • Volunteer recognition dinner sponsor: Annually we honor our CASA volunteers and thank them for the incredible work they do. Your support can help defray these costs and give much deserved appreciation to our tireless and gifted volunteers.
  • Office supply needs: Supplies such as paper and printer cartridges will help defray our office expenses.
  • Make charitable gifts: Cash gifts, in-kind donations, United Way, company matches and employee gift matching.
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Everyone Can Help

We need volunteers and funding to advocate for the children in Cass County, Nebraska's foster care system.

We need help to reach those who could volunteer and could make a contribution but have not yet heard about our important work.

You can help. Even if you are unable to volunteer or make a gift, you can play a critical role at Cass CASA when you tell others what we do and why. Thank you for helping us spread the word!
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