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Help advocate for Clackamas County foster children this holiday season!

YOU can make it possible to help more children this coming year—and your gift will go twice as far thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors who have provided an exciting $25,000 1:1 match!

We are no longer accepting donations on this campaign, but there are other ways for you to support us today!

$62,802 towards $60,000

Your holiday gift will help us transform a Clackamas County foster child’s life.

When her CASA, Mary*, came into her life, Ella*, a sweet and curious preschooler, had been removed from a violent, neglectful home environment and placed in foster care with strangers.

As she got to know Ella, Mary* noticed that she had a special bond with her former neighbors—so much so that she included them in her drawings. Mary was persistent in exploring all options for Ella's permanent home. After investigating the possibilities, Mary recommended that Ella be placed with the neighbors, who she had been visiting regularly. Ella was comforted by her "new" yet familiar home. Because of her CASA's creative problem solving, little Ella was able to maintain her ties to her community. What a priceless gift!

Thanks to caring supporters like YOU, Mary was there for Ella—providing a strong, child-focused voice in court. In the spirit of the season, we hope that you give generously to help more children like Ella get home sooner.

Because CASAs are everyday people like you and me, they see solutions that others in the child welfare system may not. Judges value CASAs' recommendations because CASAs see the whole picture of a child's life—and the child's best interest is their only focus.

The Honorable Susie L. Norby, Clackamas County Circuit Court Judge, can tell you just how much of a difference CASAs make: "Can a CASA really change the trajectory of a child's case? The answer is yes. CASAs are a human bridge over the troubled waters, a bridge that delivers the simplicity of a child's point of view directly to the judge."

CASAs gather information and creatively come up with solutions for children in care that may not be obvious. They are a bridge to permanency and stability for children who have been traumatized by abuse or negatively affected by their parents' struggles with addiction, mental health, or domestic violence.

As a CASA of Clackamas County supporter, you know that this program works. But CASA volunteers cannot build these bridges without your help.

Just $6 enables us to advocate for a foster child for a day. This holiday season please consider how many days of advocacy you can give.