To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we're raising $30,000 for kids during Amplify Austin 2015 on March 5th and 6th!
If we reach this goal, a local family foundation will match the gift for a total of $60,000. That money will give 40 children the powerful voice of a CASA volunteer for an entire year!
Every gift matters and your donation will help ensure that children who've been through abuse or neglect have a dedicated CASA volunteer speaking up for their best interst and helping them reach safe, permanent and loving homes.
Last year, 230 donors gave $25,009 to help 16 kids for a year! This year, please crank up the giving even more to help us reach $30,000 to meet our match and double your gift!
If you have any questions, please contact Director of Communications Callie Langford via email or 512.539.2644.
Your donation gives children who've been abused or neglected a powerful voice in court, at school and in our community. Your gift helps CASA recruit, train and support over 600 active volunteers and provides professional staff and the resources they need to advocate for more than 1,600 children each year. For every dollar you give, 79% goes directly to advocating for children — and 21% provides effective professional leadership that means your gift is used efficiently.
There are many ways you can make a difference:
Give online or mail a check
You can give using your credit or debit card here. Or, if you prefer, you can mail your check to:
CASA of Travis County
7701 N Lamar Blvd, Ste 301
Austin, TX 78752
You will receive a tax-deductible receipt along with your thank you letter for your donation.
Give in honor or memory of someone special
Consider celebrating the birthdays and anniversaries of your loved ones or honor the memory of a friend or loved one with a gift to CASA of Travis County. To make a gift, click donate and choose “Dedication.” When you provide an acknowledgment address, we will send an email or card directly to them with your personal message or remembrance. We won’t share the amount of your gift.
It's easy to set up a recurring gift to save time and effort. You may give monthly, quarterly or annually by setting up an automatic donation. To start your recurring gift, click donate and choose “I want to make a recurring donation.” Or call 512.539.2670 to speak to someone who will set up your recurring gift. If you give $125 or more each month, you’ll automatically become a member of the Powerful Voice Society.
Join the Powerful Voice Society
Your pledge of $1,500 or more annually grants you membership in the Powerful Voice Society, recognizing members’ commitment to being a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in our community.
Match your gift
Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees. Check with your employer to find out if your company matches employees’ gifts to charitable nonprofit organizations; you may be able to double or even triple your donation to CASA.
Give your car to CASA
You can turn your unwanted car, truck, or boat into a gift to CASA of Travis County. Our vehicle donation program is a great way to help vulnerable children and turn a clunker into a tax deduction. Visit Charitable Auto Resources (CARS) or call toll-free 877.537.5277 to learn more. If you’re ready to donate, fill out their online donation form and a CARS representative will guide you through the next step in the process.
Bequests and other special gifts
You can create a legacy of hope for vulnerable children through a bequest or other special gift to CASA. You don’t need to be wealthy to make a lasting impact. Talk with your financial or estate planning professional to find out how to plan a gift to benefit you and your family while creating a lasting legacy for children in need.
You may help children who've been abused or neglected while gaining tax benefits by giving appreciated stock. Please contact our Development Director, Kelly Leusch, at 512.539.2670 or via email.
Join us at a special fundraising event
Host a CASA Gift Card Drive
You can host a Gift Card Drive any time of the year to directly help children and CASA. We suggest $25 gift cards from the following stores:
- Wal-Mart – toys, electronics, clothing, shoes, school supplies, baby needs, gas etc.
- Target – same
- HEB – groceries, baby supplies, etc.
- Best Buy – gifts and supplies for teens
- Child-friendly spots - movie theatres, McDonald’s, pizza restaurant, Amy’s Ice Cream, etc. for celebrating a child's birthday or special achievement
- Starbucks & "grown-up" restaurants – to recognize outstanding volunteers
- Office Depot, Hobby Lobby or Costco – for office and fundraising supplies to keep CASA running efficiently
Please write the amounts on any gift cards you donate.
Throw a Diaper & Baby Clothes “Shower”
CASA is a partner in the Travis County court system’s Family Drug Treatment Court which gives new mothers addicted to drugs the opportunity to seek recovery and care for their babies. When mothers meet weekly court-ordered goals, they may be rewarded with baby items. You can throw a “Shower” to gather new baby items like:
- Diapers – all sizes of disposable diapers
- Baby clothes
- Baby toys and books
Shop and support CASA
Shop on Amazon through our AmazonSmile account and a percentage of eligible purchases will be donated back to CASA of Travis County!
Shop at Randall’s using your Remarkable Card and a percentage of your purchases will help children through their Good Neighbor Program. Next time you’re at Randall’s, fill out a quick application and choose CASA of Travis County (# 263, vendor #220263). Your grocery shopping can add up to dollars for CASA!
Ask your friends to give to CASA
Want to rally your friends and family to support CASA? Use one of many great online fundraising tools like Razoo or First Giving to start your own fundraising page for CASA. If you need any help getting started or are looking for ideas to personalize your page, please contact Marketing & Communications Manager, Callie Langford, at 512.539.2644 or via email.
Note: CASA of Travis County’s legal name is registered as Court Appointed Special Advocates of Travis County, so you may need to search using that name to find us on some fundraising sites.
Buy a CASA license plate
Show your love for CASA wherever you go by purchasing a CASA license plate next time you renew your plates. For each $30 set of plates, CASA programs across Texas receive $22. Order yours here.
If you have questions or thoughts to share, please contact our Development Director, Kelly Leusch, at 512.539.2670 or via email.