Ways to Give

Ways to Give 2018-01-19T00:36:18-08:00

Take a stand for children.

Support from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations is essential for CASA’s continued work in the community. Currently, only one-fifth of our funding comes from the state, and we receive no county or city funding.

1 Make a financial contribution

To make a financial gift:

  • Click the Donate button.
  • Call the office at 541-474-5437 to provide your credit card information.
  • Mail a check to CASA of Josephine County, 304 NW “D” St., Grants Pass, OR 97526.
Gifts to CASA are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

2 Garner support at your workplace

Ask your employer to support CASA in its charitable giving program. If your employer has a matching gift program, ask them to match your gift to CASA.

3 Make a bequest

Consider leaving part of your estate to CASA of Josephine County.

4 Volunteer

Become a powerful voice for children. Attend an orientation any second or fourth Monday of the month (except for holidays) from 9–10 a.m. After the orientation, you have the choice to go through the training. Take the training. Change a life!

5 Spread the word

Your excitement about CASA can have a ripple effect in your community.

  • Share CASA’s mission and story with your friends, family and colleagues.
  • “Like” CASA’s Facebook page from your personal or workplace page.
  • Call the CASA office and arrange for a staff member to speak at your organization.

In 2016, the state paid out $150 million in lawsuits against DHS regarding foster children. None of the lawsuits involving foster children had a CASA on them. It would only cost the state $15 million to fully fund ALL CASA programs across Oregon. Funding CASA saves lives, saves costs and is the right thing to do.

A gift to CASA has a tremendous return on investment. Foster care in Oregon costs $2000 per month per child. We know that children helped by CASA spend 7.5 fewer months in foster care than children who do not have the powerful advocacy of a CASA volunteer. Given these statistics, we estimate that CASA of Josephine County saved the state more than $4 million last year.

To discuss any of these donation options further, contact Sanne Specht, Program Director, at 541-474-5453.