CASA is actively monitoring the COVID-19 situation and already hearing stories about how it is impacting the children and youth we serve. So far, we've seen the impact this pandemic is having on our college students who are without food, employment, or transportation until colleges and universities reopen. We also have CASA children who are without the necessary electronic devices to participate in remote learning during school closures. We anticipate a significant increase in these types of needs and concerns over the coming days and weeks.
The Ann Rhoads fund was established in 2006 to support the special needs of CASA children and youth. CASA will be utilizing this fund during this crisis to help meet needs such as providing Samantha with food and transportation vouchers and purchasing a Chromebook for Thomas to allow him participate in online learning.
As you and your family take the necessary precautions to stay safe and healthy and plan for your own needs during this unprecedented time, please consider making a donation to our Ann Rhoads fund to help CASA support the needs of the vulnerable and at-risk population that we serve. All donations are tax deductible and will be utilized only for concrete goods and services for CASA children and youth.