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SUPPORT ABUSED AND NEGLECTED CHILDREN

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How much will you give to help the children of our community?

When children can’t speak for themselves CASA can.
Your one-time or recurring donation gives children who’ve been abused or neglected
a powerful voice in court, at school and in our community.

Annual Giving Opportunities

CASA Kane County relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations for annual donations. All funding provides a trained CASA/GAL volunteer to support the best interests of 100% of children who enter Abuse/Neglect or Probate Courts within the 16th Judicial Court system by no fault of their own.

Gift Card & Suitcase Program

In 2011, we began a very important and much-needed program to enhance the lives of our foster children by providing them with extra items (listed below) and getting our community more involved to assist with those unique needs. We realize not everyone can be a CASA/GAL volunteer and may not be able to give financially at the level they want, but everyone can do SOMETHING, and together with your neighbors, friends, work, church and/or other groups—we can all make a difference!
Gift cards for youth to purchase needed items like a mattress or winter coat.
Emergency suitcases/duffels with personal hygiene items and age appropriate things.
Funding for educational classes or special workshops.
Laundry basket with linens and household items as they move into independence.
Tickets to attend a movie, pool, park or other recreational activity.
Birthday cake and gift for “forgotten” foster children to celebrate their special day.

Bus passes for school, work or to see a friend or loved one.

Gas cards for CASA/GAL volunteers who are traveling far distances to visit their children.

Leave A Legacy

At CASA Kane County we realize that true philanthropy is the act of expressing love for others, and so these major gifts are much more than money contributed to meet the needs of the children served; they are a reflection of your own hopes and dreams for our community.

If leaving a legacy to CASA Kane County is of interest to you, we recommend that you make an appointment to talk with your financial advisor. You may want to restrict your gift for a specific purpose, or allow us to use your gift towards our annual fund. We would be happy to help you reach this very important decision.

Planned giving creates opportunities for both CASA Kane County and our donors. Determining what gift is right for you is just as important as making the gift. There are a host of easy giving options from which to choose…from naming CASA Kane County as a beneficiary in your will to more complex trust arrangements.

Grow a Healthy Child Endowment
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By investing in the CASA Kane County Grow a Healthy Child Endowment Fund, you provide an essential, continuing gift that will impact the lives of abused and neglected children for years to come.

With the increasing caseload and demands on our organization, and knowing we cannot predict the future, we simply must increase our overall fundraising capacity and financial reserves in order to best serve the needs of our children. CASA Kane County Board of Directors and staff leadership are determined to take critical key steps to best prepare the organization financially to position itself to address the emerging needs.

The Grow a Healthy Child Endowment Fund stays local and will continue to support the needs of children who are most vulnerable in our communities. The principal will remain intact in perpetuity, so that every child who comes into abuse/neglect and probate courts in the Kane County Juvenile Court system is provided a CASA/GAL volunteer. The income earned will be invested back into the organization for the ongoing program needs and operational support.

Grow a Healthy Child Garden
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The CASA Kane County Grow a Healthy Child Garden was completed in fall 2012 and is a result of the great partnership with CASA Kane County, Judiciary and community.

The beautiful, 4,100 square – foot garden is located at the entrance of the Historic Kane County Courthouse in Geneva was designed to raise funding for CASA Kane County’s Grow a Healthy Child Endowment Fund. The garden provides a beautiful place where people in our community, visitors to the courthouse and families can find beauty, peace and hope for healing.

All future gifts to the garden are allocated to the Grow a Healthy Child Program and Endowment Campaign that will meet emergent needs for CASA Kane County to serve 100% of all abused and neglected children in the Kane County Juvenile Court system.

 

Legacy Friends

For many of our donors, legacy giving is the perfect way to express support for serving our most vulnerable youth who have been abused and neglected.

Legacy gifts help us recruit, retain and supervise community volunteers in serving the best interests of children who come into court by no fault of their own. Advocating for the rights of our youth and ensuring that every child is provided with a caring and dedicated CASA/GAL volunteer is why we exist and what makes our program so unique.

Legacy gifts often provide financial benefits to the donor, too. Tax savings, current cash payments, supplemental support for children and families – these and other benefits are available depending on a donor’s circumstances and objectives.

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