CASA of DuPage provides an Advocate for abused and neglected children who are in this county's court system.

CASA is independent from social services and focuses solely on the child's needs. Each Advocate reviews records, interviews parents, teachers and doctors, and visits his or her child at least once a month. We often find out important information that others miss. Our advocates then appear in court and submit their findings to the judge.

These advocates volunteer their time — free of charge — to act as "the voice" for these abused and neglected children. Yet, it costs money to run this valuable program. CASA of DuPage is a not-for-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports volunteer Advocates — it is not a government agency. Each year it takes nearly $400,000 a year to keep the program going. We rely solely on private donations and grants. Unfortunately, Federal, State and County budget cuts are putting our agency in jeopardy. Your help is needed.

Your Contributions Go a Long Way
$30
Will fund a child for one week.

That's about one Starbucks a day.
$60
Will fund a child for two weeks.

That's dinner for two people.
$125
Will fund a child for one month.

The same as the average cell phone bill.
$750
Will fund a child for six months.

Less than the average rent for a studio apartment.
$1500
Will fund a child for one year.

The average case lasts 30 months in the court system.

Caseworkers may come and go. Lawyers may change. A CASA Advocate may be the only person that child can count on to be there — every step of the way — focused only on what he or she needs.

Or choose your own amount. CASA of DuPage County is a 501©3 not for profit and is funded solely by private contributions, major events and grants. Any contribution you make is sincerely appreciated. CASA of DuPage County is the only program of its kind in the county and provides this service at no charge to the tax payers, the courts or the families involved. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible.


Donate a Car to CASA of DuPage

Are you thinking of selling or trading in an old car, boat or RV? If you donate it instead, you can get a tax deduction and help abused or neglected children. For information, see the easy-to-use web site at donateacar.com. There, you can complete a simple online donation form and select CASA of DuPage County as your charity. Or, you can call 1-800-240-0160 to speak with a representative to start a no-hassle car donation process.

America's Car Donation Charities Center will make arrangements for convenient next day pick-up of your vehicle donation at no cost to you. They handle the title transfer requirements and provide a tax deductible donation receipt at the time of pick-up. And CASA receives the proceeds when the car is sold!

 

All information concerning donors or prospective donors, including their names, addresses and telephone numbers, the amount of their gift, etc., shall be kept strictly confidential by CASA of DuPage County, Inc. unless permission is obtained from donors to release such information. Please click here to read CASA's Privacy Policy.


Other Ways to Give

Stock Donations
CASA of DuPage County accepts charitable stock donations. Although every gift to CASA is tax-deductible, donations of stock significantly increase your tax benefits. By donating appreciated securities (that you've held for longer than one year), you can avoid paying the mandatory capital gains taxes if you had instead sold the stock and donated the cash proceeds. For more information, contact us.

Gift Matching
First, find out whether or not your employer has a Matching Gift Program. Then, double or even triple the value of your contribution to CASA of DuPage County. Just ask your resource department for a matching form, send it to us, and we'll complete the paperwork. Many companies even make charitable donations that match the time you spend volunteering.

Click here to download a list of companies that match gifts.

Planned Giving
Planned giving (or "charitable gift planning") refers to the process of making a charitable gift of estate assets to one or more nonprofit organizations. These contributions require consideration and planning in light of the donor's overall estate plan. For more information on Memorial and Tribute Gifts or Planned Giving, please contact us.