What is a CASA Advocate?
Becoming an Advocate
Other Ways to Help


"We believe in supporting CASA's mission because CASA of DuPage has a genuine concern for the welfare of our children, all of them, especially those in unthinkable, abusive situations. America was built on caring for those who couldn't always defend themselves. It is part what unifies our culture and makes us strong. Giving a child a voice, gives them a chance. CASA may be the only opportunity some of the children CASA represents will receive in life. We want to help provide that opportunity."
Kellie Borter Donlevy
Borter Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Wheaton

Other Ways to Help

Board of Directors

CASA of DuPage County board members are volunteers from the community who believe powerless children need powerful friends. Primarily a fundraising board, the Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring the viability of the agency, fundraising and governance. Board members are elected to 2-year terms, with three terms being the longest a member can stay on board. Meetings are held six times a year and new board members can be elected at any point during the year. Contact Suzanne Skala, Executive Director at sskala@dupagecasa.org or call 630-221-0889, ext. 305 to learn more about board membership.

Event Committees

Do you like to contribute to a good cause while meeting new people and having a great time?  If so, then consider joining one of CASA of DuPage County’s two event committees.  The Golf Committee convenes in February to put together the spring Golf Outing and the Gala Committee begins working in June to plan and execute the annual fall Gala.  These two events are very important as they generate more than 40% of CASA of DuPage County’s annual revenue.  For more information about these opportunities, contact Vicki Shaw at vicki@dupagecasa.org.

Event Sponsorship

CASA of DuPage County hosts a Golf Outing in the spring and a Gala in the fall as part of its annual fundraising efforts.  Over 500 members of the community attend the two events and sponsorships are a great way to support a worthy cause while increasing your visibility.  For as little as $300 up to $7,500, you can partner with CASA of DuPage County as a “Powerful Friend to Powerless Children to help execute one or both of these premier events.  To take advantage of this wonderful way to give back while highlighting your business contact Vicki Shaw at vicki@dupagecasa.org.

Child Abuse Prevention Month Volunteer

CASA of DuPage County is looking for ways to help spread the word about Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. We would be delighted to have a media presence during this important month. If you are affiliated with a print, online, radio or television outlet and looking for a human-interest story, please contact Vicki Shaw at vicki@dupagecasa.org or call 847-414-9492.

Speakers Bureau

Are you affiliated with a civic or service club? Would your church group or business partners be interested in learning more about CASA of DuPage County? Please contact Vicki Shaw at vicki@dupagecasa.org or call 630-221-0889, ext. 304 to request a speaker from CASA of DuPage County to present to your audience.

Donate to CASA

Online Donations
You can choose your own amount and donate securely. 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. For more information, contact Vicki Shaw at vicki@dupagecasa.org or call 847-414-9492.

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 Suzanne Skala at sskala@dupagecasa.org or call 630-221-0889, ext. 305.

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 search for your company name to find out if they 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 Suzanne Skala at sskala@dupagecasa.org or call 630-221-0889, ext. 305.

Collect Gift Cards

The children served have limited resources, we are collecting gift cards for children and teens to purchase needed items. Gift cards give children the power of choice to select the items they would like, as so often they have no opportunity for personal choice for their clothing or other needed items.

Please consider collecting gift cards in your workplace, church, community group, family or friends for children and teenagers. Your efforts will be immediately impacting the lives of vulnerable children in your community. $20-$25 gift cards to Target, Walmart, Amazon are the most versatile. Please contact Vicki Shaw for more information at vicki@dupagecasa.org or call 847-414-9492.

Donating Vehicles
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. Through CARS vehicle donations, their donor care department is the ultimate resource for vehicle donors and it is available to support you seven days a week. You can complete a simple online donation at https://careasy.org/nonprofit/dupagecasa and the proceeds will go to CASA of DuPage County! You can also call to donate at 855-550-4483.