Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Since 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta has supported the advocacy work of CASA for the Children our international philanthropy. We share CASA’s belief that all children have the fundamental right to be safe, and to be treated with dignity and respect.
Court Appointed Special Advocates—CASA volunteers—work with children who have been removed from the home due to abuse or neglect. A CASA volunteer provides a voice for the child in the courtroom and the community. Today, more than 75,000 CASA volunteers are serving 240,000 abused and neglected children around the country. But 400,000 children are still waiting. Waiting for a CASA volunteer. Waiting for a compassionate adult who will keep showing up until the child is safe in the embrace of a loving family. The children are waiting because CASA for Children at current funding levels can serve only 35% of the children in the foster care system. We give to CASA in many ways: as thoughtful advocates, committed volunteers and generous donors.
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Canuck Place Children's Hospice
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice provides innovative, holistic clinical care with compassion for children with terminal illnesses through their hospices, in hospitals and communities in BC/Yukon. They also provide respite, family support, pain and symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement services to newborns, children, youth and their families living with progressive life-threatening conditions. It is currently a network of over 715 children and families across British Columbia, and provides in-hospice care for eighteen children. Canuck Place encourages children to “embrace life,” and empowers them to live fully despite their medical conditions.
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Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation
Founded in 1960, Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation is a charitable and educational tax-exempt organization. Theta Foundation’s mission is to secure and manage resources for the educational, leadership, and philanthropic programs of the Fraternity and for the scholastic, professional, and service pursuits of its members to help them reach their fullest potential and make a difference in the world. Awarding more than $1 million annually, Theta Foundation stands as pillar of support for Thetas and a partner in the Fraternity’s educational and philanthropic efforts. Created by Thetas for Thetas, Theta Foundation is dedicated to partnering with individuals and college and alumnae chapters for fundraising efforts to support Thetas with scholarships, non-degree educational and leadership grants, and the Fraternity’s educational and leadership programs.
Since it was established in 1926, the Friendship Fund has been a tangible demonstration of the love and concern we feel for one another. It is based on a beautiful, timeless idea—sisters reaching out to sisters. The Friendship Fund provides gifts to Thetas experiencing extreme financial hardship due to serious or terminal illness, job loss, natural disaster, and other devastating occurrences. One very important aspect of the Fund is the secrecy surrounding the giving of gifts. Two members write on the behalf of a sister, and the Friendship Fund committee determines the award amount. The requests remain anonymous, and all records are confidential.