Take the first step to becoming a CASA advocate:


Help abused and neglected children with a gift today!

Your investment makes a difference.

Our ability to protect a child from further abuse and pave the way to a safe, loving, permanent home depends on your donation.  Research shows that children with a CASA do better than those without one.  Children who have a CASA perform better in school, reach permanency more quickly and are kept from being lost in the system.  Your participation and unrestricted gift strengthen our ability to support the abused and neglected children of Smith, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties.


Your tax-deductible gift of any amount, one-time or recurring, helps us help children.  CASA recruits, trains, and supports volunteer advocates who serve as the child’s guardian ad litem, working for the child’s best interests.  All gifts are promptly acknowledged.  CASA for Kids of East Texas is a Platinum Level GuideStar recipient, an award winner from Locals Love Us, and the 2018 Better Business Bureau Charity Award Winner.  CASA for Kids of East Texas is a 501(c)(3) public charity.  All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


Here’s a sample of how we use your funds:09_CASA_392_HI - Copy

  • $1200 provides a Court Appointed Volunteer Advocate for one full year!
  • $500 covers costs for 3 classes full of new volunteer advocates
  • $250 covers travel costs to a child in a placement outside city limits
  • $100 provides clothing and other emergency necessities for a child
  • $50 provides school supplies
  • $25 provides hygiene items for a foster teen
Homes, schools, everything is constantly changing.  The only constant was my CASA volunteer.  Without her, I would have been lost in the system.”  Former Foster Care Child

Looking for an easy way to help abused and neglected children?  Donate your jury duty payment!

Next time you have jury duty, donate your juror’s payment by checking the box next to CASA for Kids of East Texas.  The amounts start adding up when more jurors participate.

In the words of a former foster youth, “To give a child a voice is to give him hope; to give him hope is to give him the world. Author unknown


  • Pay monthly, quarterly, or semiannually.
  • Call 903.597.7725 to be invoiced.


Memorials and Honorariums

Pay tribute to someone special.  CASA will send a special card to the recipient and a donation acknowledgment to you.  Your voice will always be heard as the voice of a child.  It is a permanent way to support CASA, and your gift will be used according to your wishes:

  • Birthday
  • Anniversary
  • Holiday
  • Special recognition of a loved one – please note the type of recognition and name of the honoree in your donation’s “purpose” section.


CASA for Kids of East Texas has numerous sponsorship opportunities year-round.  Partner with us for a project or special event and receive benefits.  Examples include: Sponsor our annual Caught Doing Good for Kids social media connections community fundraiser and competition, annual fall gala dinner, entertainment, and auction (multiple sponsorship levels); Children’s Needs and Normalcy Project; Monthly Continuing Education Programs; Monthly Advocacy Training, and more!  Contact katherine@casaforkidsofet.org for more information.

For more information on ways to financially support CASA and kids in need, please get in touch with Katherine Elliott at 903.597.7725 x110 or katherine@casaforkidsofet.org.

CASA for Kids of East Texas’s annual audit and additional information can be viewed on Candid (formerly Guidestar).  Also, visit the Better Business Bureau of East Texas’s website for further details.

Donor Privacy Policy

We will not sell, share or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.  To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation.  With approval, donors may be recognized publicly and/or through social media platforms.  CASA utilizes Paypal for processing online transactions.  Financial information is not retained by CASA for Kids of East Texas.  Don’t hesitate to get in touch with katherine@casaforkidsofet.org with any questions or concerns.