We are always looking for new volunteers to become child advocates... as hundreds of children in Yolo County's foster care system do not have a CASA volunteer. Someday, we hope no foster child goes without one.
We are always seeking new funding sources/donations to
1) Help us serve our youth and current volunteers.
2) Grow our capacity to recruit and retain CASA volunteers in order to serve those children who do not have one yet.
Gift cards for gasoline -- over 50% of the Yolo County's children in foster care are placed in homes outside Yolo County. Our volunteers drive their own automobiles at their own expense to see them. As often as we can, CASA staff will gift a $25 gas card to our volunteers as a small token of appreciation for the effort and expense that goes into their advocacy.
Gift cards -- any kind. Children in the foster care system often find that nearly every decision is made for them -- where they live, where they attend school, what they eat, when they can see their parents, even what clothes they have to wear. Having a CASA visiting on a regular basis can provide the youth with an opportunity to make their own decisions -- where they will go during the visit, what they will eat, how they will spend their time together. Therefore, gift cards that the CASA and youth can use during their time together can make this time together extra special. We love to share gift cards for restaurants, movies, or stores like Target where the CASA can give their youth an experience that they might not otherwise have had.
Our board is very active and takes on a large chunk of fundraising responsibilities. We are looking for two or three committed individuals who are willing to roll up their sleeves and join us.