The Tippecanoe CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program provides an invaluable service speaking up for abused and neglected children. But sometimes these kids need more than a voice. Sometimes they need goods or services they can't get anywhere else. They may need something to spark their educational or psychological growth and development. They may need special help to build the self-esteem and confidence required of children in these circumstances.
The CASAs for Kids Fund was created in April 1998 to meet this need.
The CASAs for Kids Fund supports the Tippecanoe CASA program in its efforts to enrich the lives of abused and neglected children. The Fund accomplishes this through raising, managing, and distributing funds to:
Provide positive intervention for kids through educational assistance, goods, and other services which are not provided by any other source;
Support CASA volunteers, staff, and other activities to further the goals of the CASA program; and
Raise awareness of the community's opportunity to make a difference in children's lives
Fundraising activities are held and resulting funds are distributed directly to meet the needs of the children involved with the court system and to support the CASA program.
The Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge is the main fundraising activity for the CASAs for Kids Fund. It's success has enabled the Fund to provide funds for 2 part-time staff advocates for children. Our community has stepped up to be CASA volunteers, but the need is greater than the number of volunteers. There have been over 100 children waiting for a CASA to speak up for them in court. The Subaru CASA Cycling Challenge has provided staff advocates to take as many as 60 children off the wait list!
Examples of other items that are provided to enrich the lives of these children include:
Summer sports and educational camps
Dance, gymnastics, and music lessons
Birthday and holiday gifts
Special educational items and resources
Items to move the case to resolution
Scholarships to college and vocational schools
Training for CASA volunteers
Support for the CASA program
CASAs for Kids Fund
Raising, managing, and distributing funds to enrich the lives of vulnerable children!
For more information about CASA and how you can help, please contact the Tippecanoe County CASA office at (765) 423-9109 or visit their website at: Tippecanoe CASA
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