For 25 years, Kappa Alpha Theta has been involved with Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a charity based in the United States. This organization provides community volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are going through the legal system. It has grown into a network of over 950 local programs which allow children to thrive in their communities. CASA can make an invaluable difference in a child’s life, and has been able to find safe and permanent homes for over 2 million children throughout the United States.
In 2014, Beta Upsilon chapter introduced its newest spring philanthropy initiative, Quiz for CASA. The initiative was an entertaining evening, where teams were able to test their trivia knowledge, and competed for the chance to win the grand prize! Quiz for CASA had an extremely successful debut, and with the help of other organizations on the UBC campus, we were able to raise over $1,400 for CASA
More About CASA
Since 1989, Kappa Alpha Theta has supported the advocacy work of CASA for 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. CASA programs across the country are known by several different names, including Guardian ad Litem, Child Advocates and Voices for Children.
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. As individuals and as a fraternity, we say: I am a Theta. I am for the child™. Find out how you can help. Learn more about how Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity supports National CASA on the Fraternity website.