2017 CASA Holiday Wish Drive
Children in foster care often mark the holidays with feelings of loneliness and sadness rather than celebrations. CASA works to ensure that every child is able to acknowledge the holiday season in an age and developmentally appropriate way through the gifts they personally request.
Children and youth in foster care are often emotionally or developmentally delayed due to the trauma they have endured prior to entering foster care and while in the system. A sixteen-year-old girl who has survived years of abuse may want her own comfortable clothes more than an mp3 player. The seven-year-old girl, who has been taking care of herself and siblings because of Mom’s substance abuse, may want a locking journal more than a doll or game. In order to ensure that every child receives a gift he/she wants or needs, CASA asks donors to support one of the options below.
A. You or your company/organization can adopt a wish list. We will send you the name, age and gift wishes of each child so you can get started shopping!
Fill out our Holiday Gift Donor Form below to get started. If you plan to purchase any of your gifts on Amazon, please shop through our Amazon Smile account and a percentage of eligible purchases will be donated back to CASA!
B. Commit to donating gift cards.
Gift cards are the most popular with and requested by our children every year. There is no minimum to the number of gift cards you can donate and stores can be anything located in the Bergen/Passaic area or online. Suggestions are Target, H/M, Forever 21, Amazon, GameStop, ITunes, Dunkin Donuts, McDonalds, Macy's, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Starbucks, etc, Fill out our Holiday Gift Donor Form below to let us know how many you plan to give, or just send them to our offices at 415 Hamburg Tpk, B-1, Wayne, NJ 07470 (along with your contact information so we can thank you). Please write amounts on all gift cards.
C. You or your organization/company can become a sponsor. We are in need of sponsors who can cover the expenses of holiday wish list wrapping, gift delivery, wrapping party costs, and other supplies.
Sponsors of all levels and donors who adopt 10 wish lists will receive year long recognition on our website and opportunity to include branded items in volunteer gift bags, and references in promotional materials.
Fill out the form on this page or mail a donation to the address below. Please note "Holiday Toy Drive" in the Additional Information section.
Passaic County CASA
415 Hamburg Tpk, B-1D
Wayne, NJ 07470