There are so many reasons to support Voices for Children. Your gift will make a difference in the life of a foster child.
Your donation makes a transformative difference in the life of a foster child. Your tax-deductible contribution to Voices for Children supports our CASA Program—the recruitment, training, and supervision of 1,600+ Court Appointed Special Advocates each year. These dedicated CASA volunteers are ordinary men and women who have stepped up to do extraordinary things: they volunteer their time and assist foster children one-on-one. After thorough screening and training, CASAs are assigned to the cases of abused, neglected, or abandoned children living in foster care, and are supervised by the professional staff at Voices for Children.
CASAs are truly the "voice" of a child, helping ensure that no boy or girl slips through the cracks of an overburdened, underfunded public foster care system. A CASA is often the only consistent adult in a child's life, making sure through the court system that the foster child is given all the rights and opportunities he or she deserves and helping find safe, permanent "forever families" for these wonderful children. Our CASAs serve the County's Juvenile Court as informed, empowered sources of unbiased and up-to-date information about the child's best interests, and regularly provide this information to the judges and all those who are involved in a foster child's life. Perhaps equally important, CASAs serve as mentors and friends for boys and girls who are going through extremely challenging times. CASAs are fully supported by the Voices for Children professional staff, who give them the counsel, support, and tools to be the best advocates possible for children in crisis.
Unlike most social service agencies, Voices for Children is 83% privately funded. Therefore, the organization depends almost entirely on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations to support this vital work through an annual budget of approximately $6 million. If you have any questions about ways that you can contribute to this cause and make a transformative difference in a child's life, please call 858-598-2222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voices for Children is a private, nonprofit organization, designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law (federal tax ID: 95-3786047). For more information, view our federal and California tax letters and our federal tax return, IRS Form 990.
Ways to Give
By Mail or Phone
You can donate anytime with cash, personal check, cashier’s check, or money order made payable to Voices for Children. Please mail to:
Voices for Children / Development Office
2851 Meadow Lark Drive
San Diego, CA 92123-2709.
You may also use your credit card to make a donation over the phone. Just call Voices for Children at 858-598-2211.