BLAKE'S STORY - FINDING WHAT WAS LOST TO BUILD A FOREVER FAMILY
TYSEN FAMILY - AN ADOPTION STORY
In October 2016, an infant girl was born prematurely and positive toxicology. The baby was placed in ICU and the mother left the hospital. After several days the baby's mother was located, only to discover that she also had a one-year old baby boy living in very poor, unsanitary conditions. Each of the babies had several medical issues that have mostly been resolved with timely medical care and good nutrition. When it became apparent that the children’s mother would not be participating with any services, the search for an adoption-motivated home began.
Thanks to the advocacy of the children's CASA Volunteer Gay, the children were placed with a licensed foster-adoption placement and have continued to thrive. The brother and sister were adopted into their forever-home on National Adoption Day on November 17, 2017! Click here to donate to CASA of Tarrant County's life-saving mission today.
Blake’s first confirmed case of abuse was the day he was born when his little body tested positive for drugs. Tragically, he continued to be abused and neglected and was eventually placed in foster care at age 15. For 11 years, this child endured the darkest pain, and as a teen, he was isolated and alone. With no clear sources of family support other than his teenage sister Erin, he was expected to age out of foster care unless someone intervened and spoke for him. That’s when he met his CASA volunteer, Steve.
Steve began working tirelessly to find a way out of foster care for Blake. Steve refused to let another teenager get lost in the system. Blake said he knew Erin, now 21, was his last hope for getting out of foster care. “She was my angel.” For Erin, her “worst fear was that he would get stuck in foster care.” Once she turned 21, she wanted to become Blake’s permanent home, but she didn’t know how to become an approved placement. Steve helped Erin navigate the CPS system to bring Blake home, and his advocacy finally gave Blake hope for a brighter future. Thanks to the commitment of his CASA volunteer, Blake was able to move in with Erin the day after school was out this summer. Your donation gives children like Blake the critical voice they need in foster care!
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INDIVIDUAL AND HONORARIUMS & MEMORIALS
Contributions can be made online here or sent to:
CASA of Tarrant County
101 Summit Ave., Suite 505
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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Pledge payments can be set up with the donor’s needs in mind. Please call our office at 817.877.5891 for more information.
The recurring gift option allows you to make a larger gift and pay it over time. For your convenience, installments can be set on a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual basis and can be processed through automatic bank drafts or credit card payments. Please call our office at 817.877.5891 for more information.
Memorials and Honorariums
These gift options provide a wonderful way to remember the special people in your life. Whether for family, friends, teachers, or co-workers, these special gifts provide an opportunity to remember or pay tribute to individuals as well as recognize special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or holidays. Memorials and Honorariums provide a unique way to express your feelings while at the same time benefiting CASA of Tarrant County. The family members of those being remembered or those individuals being honored will receive a special notification identifying the donor without specifying the gift amount. Donate now.
PLANNED GIVING, SECURITIES & ENDOWMENTS
Gifts of Securities
CASA of Tarrant County accepts gifts of stocks, bonds and shares of mutual funds. If you are interested in a securities transfer, please contact us at 817.877.5891.
Endowment gifts are one of the most permanent and lasting ways to support CASA of Tarrant County. Once your gift is placed into an Endowment fund, it continues to grow by earning interest that flows back to operational and capital needs for the life of the organization. The Samuel Denny Endowment fund is currently in place and available to receive donations. CASA of Tarrant County also welcomes the idea of establishing new Endowment funds. For more information, please contact us at 817.877.5891.
Planned giving involves searching for creative ways to make charitable gifts now or after your lifetime while often times enjoying financial benefits for yourself and your family.
We realize that significant thought and consideration is given by the donor to make a meaningful contribution which benefits CASA of Tarrant County. Unlike cash donations, planned gifts are generally made from assets in your estate rather than disposable income, and come to fruition upon your death.
Making a planned gift to CASA of Tarrant County is a significant way to support our mission – by providing young victims of child abuse and neglect with the voice of CASA volunteer.
Your gift to CASA of Tarrant County may have an opportunity to be doubled through an employer match program. Talk to your employer to see if your company matches employees’ gifts to charitable nonprofit organizations.
Your corporation can support CASA of Tarrant County through a donation from the community relations department, event sponsorships, or employee giving campaigns. Contact us at 817-877-5891 for more information.
CASA of Tarrant County hosts special fundraising events each year, including the Superhero 5K/Fun Run in the fall. Special events provide a unique way for our organization to partner with community businesses, corporations, and individuals to generate necessary and unrestricted revenues for their operating budgets.
If you would like to organize an event to raise money for CASA of Tarrant County, please contact us at 817.877.5891.
CASA LICENSE PLATE
Purchase a CASA License Plate to show your support! Of the $30 from each license plate, $22 goes to Texas CASA and $11 to your local CASA program based on your county of residence. Click here for more information.
Your investment matters. Our ability to provide children with loving, safe, and permanent homes paves the way for them to have a future that is better than their past. The cost of action is far more affordable than the cost of inaction. When intervention does not take place, research shows that children, more often than not, become lost in the system, repeating the cycle of abuse.
There are many ways to provide monetary support to CASA of Tarrant County. Whether you choose gifts of cash, stocks or planned giving options, your participation strengthens our ability to serve the abused and neglected children of our community.
Gifts from individuals provide unrestricted support to our organization and allow us to provide a critical voice for the abused and neglected children in our community by supporting and expanding our program services.
In December 2015, Congress passed a law allowing you to give up to $100,000 to charity directly from your individual retirement account (IRA) when you are over 70 1/2 years old without counting the distribution as taxable income. This type of charitable gift is called a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). Click here to learn more. Please consult your financial representative to maximize the benefits of charitable giving.
CASA of Tarrant County is a 501(c)(3) public charity. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.