Every day in this country, more and more children will become victims of abuse or neglect, and more of them will die. It is important that our country address the underlying conditions that lead to child abuse and neglect, causing children to enter the child welfare system. Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, stable home. Currently, there are more than 140 children adjudicated dependent (the juvenile court is now involved with the family) in Crawford County. Crawford County CASA is currently serving 17 of those children, so more CASA volunteers are greatly needed. With your support we can reach every child in need.
Every donation will ensure that a child has a voice, a highly trained Court Appointed Special Advocate. Their advocate will speak up for their needs, wishes and will be the one constant person in their lives.
To make your giving as easy as possible, there are several ways you can make a financial contribution to Crawford County CASA. You can click on the donate button which will deposits the funds in our Paypal account, mail a check, or stop by the CASA office. If you have any questions please contact the CASA office at 814-337-4471.
Leave Your Legacy of Hope for vulnerable children with a Bequest or other Planned Gift
Remembering Crawford County CASA in your will, a trust, or through an annuity is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give future generations of vulnerable children who need that one constant person at their side during the most difficult time in their life, a CASA Volunteer. For more information on how you can include Crawford County CASA in your estate plans, see options below. Friends and supporters who express their intention to include Crawford County CASA in their estate plan may be recognized as a member of the agency's Legacy of Hope Club.
Most Popular Gift Plans
Bequests Through Your Will
A bequest to Crawford County CASA is one of the most effective and simplest ways to make a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable children. You may specify a specific amount or a percentage you wish to give to Crawford County CASA. If you are considering making a gift by bequest, please meet with your attorney to discuss the ramifications and, if appropriate, to update your will. A fund created by your bequest can carry your name or the name of a family member or other person you wish to honor. Named funds, because of the support they offer to programs and people, are a way to share what is meaningful to you well into the future.
Giving Retirement Funds and Insurance Policies
If you would like to create a legacy for children but do not wish to write a will, you can name Crawford County CASA as beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.
Retirement account: You can have a positive impact on children far into the future by naming Crawford County CASA as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401(k), 403(b) or other retirement account. Please consult with your financial planner or attorney regarding considerations when making this type of gift.
Insurance policies: Life insurance may be used to create a legacy by naming Crawford County CASA as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of the policy. This requires that you complete a change of beneficiary form with your insurance company. You do not have to work with an attorney or an accountant to make this type of gift.
Crawford County CASA, Inc.
310 Chestnut Street, Suite 232
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone (814) 337-4471
Employer Identification Number (EIN) 25-1726827
Let Us Thank You
If you have included Crawford County CASA in your estate plans, please let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity, and recognize you as a member of the Legacy of Hope Club
Crawford County CASA and the Board of Directors express sincere gratitude and heartfelt appreciation for everyone's continued support of the CASA program and the children we serve. Your gifts enables CASA Advocates to continue to make a difference in the life of an abused and/or neglected child. Thank you!
Crawford County CASA has started a community project, the “First Night Kit” Project! A First Night Kit will be a bag containing a small stuffed animal, a book, toothbrush and toothpaste, Kleenex’s, Chapstick, small flashlight, hygiene products and so on. These bags will be given to children who are removed from their home due to safety reasons and placed in a foster home or a residential treatment facility.
Along with these kits, the Family Chiropractic Center in Meadville and most recently the Presbyterian Women (First Presbyterian Church in Meadville) donated amazing items for these kits for our children. These first night kits bring a small sense of comfort to a child during a traumatic time in their life.
Thank you all for continued support with this ever so important project!
Crawford County CASA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gifts are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
Questions? Please contact the Crawford County CASA office at (814) 337-4471, or email firstname.lastname@example.org