Every month, abused and neglected children in San Diego are removed from their homes and forced to leave behind friends and possessions to ensure their safety. These children are then placed in the foster system, often separated from siblings, schools, and trusted adults. Voices for Children trains court-appointed special advocates, or CASAs, to help protect the rights of abused and neglected children placed in the foster system and to provide them with useful advice and assistance.
The Fund-A-CASA program supports recruiting and training Voices for Children's more than 800 volunteer CASAs, who devote their time to working on behalf of a foster child or group of foster siblings. CASAs help children navigate their way through school, the foster system, and in legal matters, accompanying them to courtroom hearings and offering valuable guidance when appropriate. CASAs become familiar with each child's background, case history, extended family, and medical and educational needs so that they can effectively advocate for them in the legal system and ensure the child receive the best representation in court. Children with CASAs looking out for their best interests tend to spend less time in foster care, do better in school, and experience fewer of the negative outcomes that often afflict young people aging out of the foster system. For a look at one group of siblings experience with their CASA, click here.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help fund court appointed special advocates to work on behalf of foster children. If G-Team members raise $620, Voices for Children can assign a CASA to help a child in the foster system for six months. Each additional $10 raised will go toward funding additional months of advocacy. An anonymous donor will match donations up to $1,250.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" beware—when you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
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