Washington State CASA
1st Annual Shoe Drive for Foster Kids!
On any given day, there are over 10,000 children involved in our state’s child welfare system. In order to bring awareness to these children, Washington State CASA, along with our network of 36 local CASA programs, are conducting our first ever shoe drive. Our goal is to provide a NEW pair of shoes for each of the 10,000 children. We’ll be collecting shoes through the end of January, and then displaying all we’ve collected at an installation on the Capitol steps in Olympia on February 13th as part of our CASA Advocacy Day. Shoes will then be distributed to our local programs to be distributed to kids in care throughout the state.
Here’s how you can help:
1. Purchase a NEW pair of shoes. All sizes and types are needed. Our volunteers advocate for children from birth to 18…so as you can imagine, any and all types, sizes, boys, girls, women and men’s shoes are all needed.
2a. Purchasing on-line? Using your website of choice, go ahead and purchase your shoes and have the shipped directly to the WaCASA office:
Washington State CASA
19550 International Blvd, Suite 308
SeaTac, WA 98188
(and if you’re using Amazon, consider using our Smile page: we get a 0.5% donation for all eligible purchases…including shoes!)
2b. Purchasing Locally? By a pair of NEW shoes locally, and then drop them off at your local CASA office! (New shoes only, please!)
3. Let us know what you’ve donated! Come back to this page, and click here to fill out our shoe donation form. As our drive progresses, we’ll no doubt be sending out specific need requests for types and sizes of shoes based on what we’ve already received. We need you to let us know what you’ve contributed so that we can keep track statewide. It also allows us to send you a thank you note and tax info for your donation.
4. Can’t I just send money instead? Of course! We’ll use any donations received through this campaign to offset our costs for this drive; any remaining funds will be used to support our program services funding to ensure that every child receives high quality CASA volunteer advocacy.