Your support of our Fund-a-Need ensures that CASA’s children receive the vital assistance they need while going through the Family Court System until they go to a safe, permanent home.
New Donor Benefits
· The CARES act temporarily creates a “universal charitable deduction,” also known as an “above-the-line” deduction for donations. That means taxpayers can easily claim the deduction on their tax forms without having to go through the extra step of itemizing it.
· In addition, the CARES act increases the 60 percent of adjusted gross income (AGI) limitation on charitable contribution deductions for individuals to 100 percent of AGI for these cash contributions. Similarly, the 10 percent of taxable income limitation on charitable contribution deductions for C corporations is increased to 25 percent of taxable income for these cash contributions. Any of these contributions by an individual or corporation in excess of the new limit can be carried forward under the normal rules.
· As always, donors who contribute $100 or more to Jackson County CASA may be eligible for a 50% Champion for Children Missouri Tax Credit.
Pays for required state background checks for 100 new CASA Volunteers.
Meets the average yearly cost of recruiting, training, advising, and retaining a CASA Volunteer to advocate for a child in the foster care system.
To be a child’s voice in court. We recruit, train and support lay volunteers who act as advocates on behalf of the best interests of children who have experienced abuse and neglect.
Our vision is to ensure that every child involved with the Jackson County Family Court due to abuse and neglect will grow up in a safe and permanent home.
We advocate for children knowing every child deserves a safe and stable home. As a community of staff, volunteers, and supporters, Jackson County CASA believes that family preservation is in a child’s best interest when it is safe. We practice cultural humility by collaborating with our children and families as the experts in their own lives. We recognize institutional discrimination, bias, and oppression adversely and inequitably affect our children and families, our community, and our child welfare system. We commit to challenging our own implicit biases and building a diverse and inclusive CASA community, as we continue to learn and grow alongside our children and families.