CASA of Merced County welcomes donations. Following are some suggestions:
- Emergency Backpacks for Foster Children: Each year there are over 500 children in the Merced County Foster Care System. Many times these children leave their home with only the clothes they are wearing. CASA of Merced County seeks donations to fill backpacks with essential personal items to help ease the pain during this frightful time. These backpacks contain personal items specific to the age of the child, school supplies, a book, toy, etc. A registry has been set up on the Walmart web page which can be accessed on the following link: https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-wish-list-items?id=e6b5784b-9898-43ba-b15c-ddc31271cd26
- Activities for Children: Advocates spend lots of time with their CASA children on outings away from the foster homes or group homes. These outings help create a bond of trust, and are an important component of the CASA volunteer's role. The Advocates do this out of the kindness of their heart but also out of their own pocket. Can you help them with these activities? We are always looking for new and exciting things to do with our kids.
- Gas Gift Cards: Gas cards are always appreciated, as many times the children we serve live outside of Merced County. Some CASA volunteers must travel as much as 300 miles to visit their child. These gift cards help tremendously with that expense.
- Fast Food Gift Certificates: Our kids love to go out to eat, and many times associate CASA visits with trips to see a movie, get ice cream/yogurt, McDonalds, Burger King, In-N-Out, Starbucks, etc. We always appreciate these gift cards and certificates.
If you would like to make a donation, please use the online donation form, mail it to our office at 2824 Park Avenue, Merced, CA 95348, or contact us at (209) 722-2272.