“The mission [of CASA] is so pure,” Keeva Kase says.
For the last eight years, Keeva has worked for CASA of New Jersey, an organization that he explains, “takes everyday citizens and places them in the lives of the most vulnerable people in the country—innocent children who have been abused and neglected in their homes.”
The everyday citizens are judge-appointed volunteers who represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes and are now living in foster homes, group homes and treatment facilities.
Funding in the nonprofit world can be difficult and because of this, Keeva, CASA of New Jersey’s director of development, has inspired CASA volunteers to help raise funds and awareness through Members Project from American Express.
CASA volunteers throughout New Jersey simply registered the number of hours they volunteered and then turned those hours into dollars. Because of their dedication, $111,405 has been raised and put back into the organization.
The funds, Keeva says, will “go directly to the local CASA programs” throughout New Jersey. The volunteers and staff will be given support and more children will be given a volunteer who stands up for them when no one else will.
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