YOU can support CASA of Tulare County without going through the process...
We know that not everyone has the emotional strength, time, or energy to be a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Advocating for children in circumstances that have brought them to foster care requires a lot, and not everyone is a good fit. That doesn't, however, mean that not all of us can support and advocate for CASA as a whole. As a non-profit organization we face a great deal of obstacles and limitations when it comes to funding projects and raising awareness/spreading the word.
As a staff, we've recognized that even though we serve the entirety of Tulare County, not everyone is aware of the issues happening right before us. Not everyone knows what CASA does or stands for, even if many have heard the name "CASA of Tulare County."
We are focused on spreading awareness of child abuse and neglect, foster children, and the solutions and resources available to assist one of the most vulnerable populations among us. The children we serve are unable to speak for themselves because they are either too young to understand, are emotionally incapable, or lack the knowledge to fight for themselves.
YOU can be an advocate for CASA of Tulare County, without going through the process of becoming a Court-Appointed Special Advocate. Below are some ways you can help, but with the right amount of creativity, you can support our efforts in your own way. All it takes is a heart for these children and a phone call or email to connect with someone in the office.
Donate to CASA of Tulare County
Click the button below to donate online or write a check. You can help CASA breathe easier by making a monetary contribution. CASA of Tulare County depends on fundraising events, grants and donations to support the work of CASA volunteers. All financial contributions are tax deductible and will receive a prompt receipt.
Please make your checks payable to:
CASA of Tulare County
1146 N Chinowth Street
Visalia, CA 93291
Spread the word!
Using the same social media sites you already access regularly, you can spread awareness and help raise funds for CASA of Tulare County! Click on one of the Social Media Logos and follow us to keep up to date and share when you feel like spreading the word!
A portion of your Amazon purchase will be donated to CASA of Tulare County. Click the image below to add CASA to your Amazon Smile account! Every penny makes a difference and you can be making a difference just by doing your regular shopping on Amazon!
OTHER VOLUNTEER OPTIONS
CASA volunteer advocates work directly with abused and neglected children and the people in their lives: foster parents, social workers, attorneys, teachers, medical providers and others. In addition to training and supporting advocate volunteers, most CASA programs benefit from the invaluable contributions of non-advocate volunteers.
There are a number of ways you can contribute your time and talents to CASA of Tulare County, including those listed below. Please contact us to inquire about our needs for volunteer support.
Ways that you may be able to support your CASA of Tulare County:
Do you have a great camera and a love for creating high-quality videos that may help to promote the advocacy of foster children? Contact our Marketing Coordinator for more information on how to be involved!
Catering & Food Donations for events
Do you run a catering business or restaurant and want to use your gifts to somehow support CASA of Tulare County? We often have small events and mixers throughout Tulare County and offer refreshments to attendees whether it is a fundraiser or an outreach for additional volunteers. You can use your gift and/or business to support CASA by donating your services to events like these.
Gifts & Raffle Prizes for Events
Our events often have raffle items up for grabs that are donated by our generous donors and sponsors. But we're also asked, quite often, to supply other events with gift baskets or other gifts to be donated to the various other non-profits we support. Plus, every Spring, we have a huge Auction Gala to support our financial needs. If you own a business or simply want to donate a gift/raffle item, this is a great way to show your support for CASA!
Carpentry for Displays or Events
We're looking for Activity/Games to be built and used for our booths when we are out and about in the community spreading awareness. We may also need help in other various carpentry ways and discounts always make the world of a difference! If you have a knack for building "Spin-the-Wheel" displays or other things that may help us in our outreaches, let us know and lets brainstorm!
Baby/Toddler Items for 0-5 Dept
If you own a business or simply have a desire to help our 0-5 children in foster care with the things they need, you can do so here! We have a few awesome organizations who assist with this like the Blanket Ladies, District Attorney's Office, or First 5 Tulare County. Any and all ideas and thoughts are welcome here!
Musicians for Events and/or Background Music
When we have events, we may like to have live music. If you're a musician with a heart for kids, or a song writer who may want to write for CASA of Tulare County, this could potentially be a great opportunity for you! Of course, limitations apply and we know there may be many individuals excited to showcase their talent, so we will work together to see who will be a great fit for our events. But, maybe you want to make some cool background music for some of our upcoming promotional videos that get shared on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. Let our Marketing Coordinator what's on your heart!
Photography for Events & Staff
Are you a photographer with a great eye for capturing awesome moments? Consider donating your gift to be our photographer during some of our events or help us capture new images that reflect what CASA does and what we stand for.
Bloggers/Reporters to Write Informative Articles
If you're an avid blogger or you work for a print/online news outlet, it's always a gift when you take time to get to know CASA, what we're doing, and how we're doing it to help spread awareness for Tulare County's foster youth. As mentioned above, many haven't heard of CASA and some that have still have no clue what CASA does or stands for. You can help change that by talking about us!
Decorators & Designers for Events & more
Our events often need to decorate for a low cost. If you're one of those people who can make a dollar look like a million, we could use your help! If just for our events or to help keep our office looking up-to-date, if you have this on your heart to give, let us know!
Entertainment for Kids
(i.e. Movies, Theater, Amusement Parks - for CASA's kids)
Are you working in the theater? Are you the manager of a theater and are able to donate tickets? Do you act or do readings, puppet shows, etc. for kids? You can set up a time to donate your gift to some of our CASA kids by either scheduling your own event at one of our locations or by donating tickets to your events for our kids to attend.
Connecting Your Circle of Influence
Perhaps you're a business person with a big circle of influencers, business owners, etc. Consider hosting a mixer event and invite your circle of people to attend and let one of our staff come to present what CASA of Tulare County does for our community. These kinds of small events can bring in additional volunteers or finances to CASA and can make a huge difference!
New Gifts, Clothing, etc. Donated for CASA Kids
During the holidays, we sometimes receive gifts for kids for Christmas, Prom, or Back-to-School. If this is something that speaks to you, even if it's the middle of July, and you desire to give gifts to kids for their birthdays and such, please let us know! Of course, it is best that the items are new and unused for many reasons, but we're open to new ideas all the time!