Giving

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Current Supporters
Financial Impact Story
Ways to Give
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To make a secure online donation which provide a voice and a positive future for an abused or neglected child, click the Donate Now button below. You will receive an email receipt.

Donate Now

Or, donate by mail by printing and filling out our donation form. Send your completed form with payment to:

Macon County CASA
141 S. Main St.
Suite 722
Decatur, IL 62523

Tax ID: 32-0092410
Download a copy of our 501©3 or W9.

Sponsor a Child

Please consider “sponsoring a CASA child” for $1,200* per year.  Or, form a team of your family, friends, and co-workers (in the name of your business) to meet this donation level.  Together, you can make a difference in a local foster child’s life. 

CASA counts on your donations to: 

  • Fight for the safety and well-being of local foster children. 
  • Support CASA volunteers. 
  • Improve the quality and frequency of volunteer training. 
  • Contribute to the annual fund to sustain the Macon County CASA program. 

Or, donate by mail by downloading, printing, and filling out our donation form and sending your completed form with your payment to: 

Macon County CASA
141 S. Main St., Suite 722
Decatur, IL 62523 

Tax ID number:  32-0092410
Macon County CASA 501©3 form downloadable here.

For a copy of our W9, please email your request to program@maconcountycasa.org. 

 *Median cost per child is $1,200 based on program expenses and number of children and volunteers. 

YES! I WANT TO SPONSOR A CHILD!

Current Supporters

Thank you to our current donors who make it possible for Macon County CASA to advocate for over 300 local foster children to find a safe and permanent home:

John Ullrich Foundation

Andreas Foundation

Amherst Hardy Foundation

First Evangelical Lutheran Church Foundation

San Damiano Fund

Ballance Foundation

Financial Impact Story

Macon County CASA is funded by many streams—individual donations, fundraisers, grants, and more.

Our advocacy work is for the child.

Thank you for making a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children with your generous donations that allow us to:

  • Recruit, case manage, supervise, and train CASA volunteers.
  • Improve the quality of training of the CASA program.
  • Contribute to the annual fund to sustain the CASA program.
  • Purchase upgraded information technology.
  • Operations.

The average cost per child placed outside of a family home (in foster care) is $5,700/month (covered by state and federal funding—i.e. taxpayers); Macon County CASA reduces the time a child spends in foster care by an average of 6 months per case.

Macon County CASA drives potential taxpayer savings of $34,200* per closed case.

*$5,700 (monthly cost) x 6 (months in foster care) = $34,200

Financial Impact Story

Workplace Giving

Your donation and impact on our foster children can be enhanced with your company’s match.

By participating in your company’s matching gift program, you amplify your Macon County CASA donation and its overall impact on supporting local foster children.

Does your company encourage employees to donate to your favorite charities by matching contributions dollar-for-dollar or more? Does your company match gifts made by retirees or spouses of employees? Many do. And, we’re hoping your company does as well.

With workplace matching, a $50/month donation equates to $100/month or $1,200 each year—enough to fund one child’s advocacy for an active year.

Workplace Giving Through ADM

“ADM Cares offers a dollars for doers program and matching gift opportunities to our colleagues to highlight their potential contributions and multiply their social investments.”

For more information about ADM Cares matching gifts program, ADM employees may visit www.adm.com/colleaguegiving.

Workplace Giving Through United Way

The United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois offers any community employee the opportunity to donate local United Way agencies through a one-time donation or payroll deduction. You can designate Macon County CASA as your as your agency of choice. Download the United Way Pledge Form.

How to Apply Matching Funds to a CASA Donation

Request a matching gift form and program guidelines from your employer’s human resource department.

Complete the employee section of the form and send it to Macon County CASA with your donation.

If you make an online contribution, simply complete the matching gift form and mail it to: Macon County CASA, 141 S. Main St. Suite 722, Decatur, IL 62523

If you have any questions about workplace giving, please email Executive Director, Julia Roundtree Livingston at jlivingston@maconcountycasa.org.

Planned Giving

CASA believes that true philanthropy is the act of expressing love for others, and so planned gifts are must more than just mandatory contributions—they are a reflection of your hopes and dreams for children in our community. You can create a lasting legacy of hope for abused and neglected children through a planned gift to Macon County CASA.

Macon County CASA is a 501©3 non-profit organization.
Our Federal Tax ID number is 32-002410.
Date of incorporation: October 1998.

Bequests Through Your Will

A bequest to Macon County CASA is one of the simplest and most effective ways to make a positive, lasting impact on the lives of abused and neglected children. You may specify a certain amount or a percentage you wish to give.

If you are considering planning a gift that could support Macon County CASA for many years in the form of a fund in your name, or you want to inquire about other planned giving opportunities, we recommend you speak with your financial planner. Your gift may be designated for a specific purposed, or you may allow us to use your gift towards our annual fund. We would be happy to help you reach this very important decision.

Giving Through Retirement Funds & Insurance Policies

Another way to create a lasting legacy that will benefit abused and neglected children far into the future is to name Macon County CASA beneficiary of your retirement account or life insurance policy.

Retirement Account

Name Macon County CASA as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of an IRA, 401K, 403b or other retirement account. Please consult with your financial planner or attorney regarding considerations for this type of gift.

Insurance Policies

Name Macon County CASA as beneficiary or contingent beneficiary of a life insurance policy. If updating an existing policy, you will need to complete a change of beneficiary form with your insurance company. Working with an attorney or an accountant is not required to make this type of gift.

To learn more about how your gift will help us sustain the longevity of this organization, please call Macon County CASA at 217-428-8424 or email Julia at jlivingston@maconcountycasa.org.

Tributes and Memorials

Acknowledge a special occasion or remember a loved one by making a donation to Macon County CASA.

Leaving a financial legacy can advocate for a child.

Celebrate an occasion by sending a tribute for:

Birthdays
Weddings
Graduations
Baptisms
Anniversaries
New Residence
New Jobs
Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
Job Promotions
Confirmations
…and more!

or, honor and remember a loved one by sending a donation. And, consider designating Macon County CASA as the agency to receive your own life-honoring memorial gifts.

Make a secure online tribute or memorial that provides a voice and a positive future for an abused or neglected child. You will receive an email receipt.

Donate Now

Or, send your donation by mail. Print and complete our donation form and send items to:

Macon County CASA
141 S. Main St.
Suite 722
Decatur, IL 62523

  • Write check payable to Macon County CASA.
  • In the memo line, write the name of the individual you wish to honor, or the person you wish to memorialize.
  • Enclose a note indicating where you want the tribute or memorial sent (name and address), including the occasion or “in memory.” Also, please acknowledge your name as the giver or if you’d like the gift to remain anonymous.

Community and Business Partnerships & Third-Party Fundraising Events

Participate in AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is an easy and automatic way to support Macon County CASA. Once registered, Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of your purchases to Macon County CASA!

• Visit Smile.Amazon.com and sign in with your regular Amazon.com login (or, if you’re new to Amazon, register a login).
• Choose Macon County CASA as the charity you are benefiting.
• When you shop at Amazon.com, always start at Smile.Amazon.com; your purchases will automatically benefit Macon County CASA!

Third-Party Fundraising Events

A business, community group, school or individual(s) may independently host a fundraising event or program to benefit Macon County CASA, directing donations to support operations or CASA volunteer advocate recruitment and training.

Contact 217-428-8424 or program@maconcountycasa.org to share your ideas!

Kroger Community Rewards

Do you shop at Kroger? Then please, go Krogering for CASA!

For years Kroger has been helping local schools, churches and other qualified nonprofit organizations earn millions of dollars through their Kroger Community Rewards Program.

All you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your existing Kroger Plus card!

To Use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

  1. Simply register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy so you can register your card with your organization after you sign up. (If you do not yet have a Kroger Plus card, they are available at the customer service desk at any Kroger).
  2. Click on Sign In if you are already an online customer or Register if you are a new on-line customer. You can also go to the SIGN UP TODAY link.
  3. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.
  4. You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  5. Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. Toward the bottom of your screen, you will find a section titled Community Rewards.
  6. Click on EDIT Kroger Community Rewards or Click the ENROLL button and input your Kroger Plus card number or your registered phone number. (If the system does not recognize your phone number, please call 1-800-576-4377, select option 4 to get your Kroger Plus Card number).
  7. Update or confirm your information. Enter NPO number (11213) or enter Community Services Project as the name of our organization you select from the drop down list and click on confirm.

To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see your organization’s name on your information page. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after you register your card.

You must swipe your registered Kroger Plus card or use the phone number that is related to your registered Kroger Plus card when shopping for each purchase to count.

We are very grateful to Kroger for this new opportunity and excited about how easy it is to earn money to assist the most forgotten of all those in need…persons with disabilities.

Please take minute of your time to enroll your Kroger Plus Card online with benefits coming to CASA today!

Other Ways to Give/Volunteer

Whatever your talents—public relations, fundraising, administrative support, event coordination—we have a spot for you as a Friend of CASA!

Invite Us to Speak!

Macon County CASA employees are available to speak at your place of employment, civic organization, place of worship, club or other group setting (either in person or virtually), which helps us raise awareness of our mission to advocate for the community’s foster children and need for funding and new volunteer advocates. Send a note to program@maconcountycasa.org to discuss the opportunities.

Invite Us to Attend an Event!

CASA employees would love to attend your event with a table or booth to share vital information about our program’s mission, to recruit new volunteer advocates, and to share other information regarding upcoming CASA events! Contact us via program@maconcountycasa.org or call 217-428-8424 to discuss the opportunity.

In-Kind Donations/Current Needs

Macon County CASA has many needs throughout the year. Donating an item from our wish list will save us money that we can in turn invest in our volunteer training and case management. See the current wish list below and if you have questions about other items, please call the CASA office at 217-428-8424 or email us at program@maconcountycasa.org

Wish List

$25 gas gift cards
Printer paper
Forever postage stamps
Birthday/special occasion cards

Help in the Office or at Your Home

See “Events” section to learn where and when you can help.
Various dates and times, as needed.
Help with mailing invitations/letters/bulk mailings.
Act as hosts, and greet guests as they arrive at the event.
Assist with taking photos.
Help process event donations.
Assist with other office tasks, as needed.

Interested in Learning More?

Contact:
Julia Livingston
Executive Director
Macon County CASA
217-428-8424 (office)
618-201-0815 (cell—remote)
jlivingston@maconcountycasa.org

The CASA Gear Store

Macon County CASA invites you to share your support for our advocacy throughout the community in your CASA apparel!  Please, take a look at our CASA gear options through Maverik Marketing, and remember that 15% of all sales come to support Macon County CASA’s vital mission.

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