How to help

How To Help


Ways in Which You Can Help Make a Difference

  • Donate today - we're a tax deductible 501(c)3 charity
  • "Adopt" a child for $10. When you do, you'll receive a laminated card with a child abuse prevention tip.
  • Visit our community partner, The Astle Alpaugh Family Foundation at taaff.org, and support their initiatives
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter 
  • Attend fundraising events
  • Become a board member
  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Make a donation to CASA in honor of a loved one's birthday, holiday, graduation, etc. and we'll send them a card to celebrate your gift.
  • Designate CASA SHaW as your charity of choice for matching donations with your company.
  • Consider a memorial or bequest gift to CASA.
  • Donate to the Connie Fund, a fund named in honor of volunteer Connie Fenner that provides needs for a specific child - camp, sports, clothes, etc.
  • Sponsor a child to go to camp this summer through the Connie Fund
  • Urge your friends and family to reach out and help support the needs of children in foster care by being a mentor, a foster parent, and a friend. Every child needs a caring adult in his or her life.
  • Become an advocate.
  • Become educated about child abuse and neglect in your community.
  • Volunteer with child-centric organizations like CASA, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, or a local school.
  • Donate your gently used children's clothing, books, and toys to local children's organizations.
Call the hotline if you suspect a child is being abused or neglected - 877-NJABUSE; 877-652-2873.

You CAN make a difference in the life of a child in need.
For more information about how you can help, contact Tracey Heisler at 908-689-5515 or by email at tracey@casashaw.org.
"I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake."
-George Bernard Shaw

Najera is a child who was served by a CASA SHaW advocate. She has given us permission to print her poems in the hope that another child in a similar situation will not feel so alone.

NEW BEGINNING
By Najera
 
Rock bottom puts us in a new position.
We’re all scared lonely, and lost.
We try to exclude the world as if everybody is fiction.
We face these crazy challenges and pay the cost.
Help is needed but we never ask.
Everything in my head, I want to say,
But instead I say, leave me alone and get out of my face
Only because everybody turns out to be fake.
So let’s get away and face the world.
Let’s live our life and smile
But then we fake these smiles and our cheeks are sore.
And then we’re walking miles.
Walking to find some kind of guidance.
Look up to God and say what you need to say
And his Son gives all his love to you and you’ll find it.
Tomorrow will be a brighter day
Your pain will soon be finished.
Then we all will say,
Today is my new beginning. 
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