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Join Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County as we raise funds for our CARE Fund.
The Child Advocacy Resources Enhancement Fund or CARE Fund was designed to empower the volunteers of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County in providing foster children with additional funds and resources so that they don’t have to miss out on activities and experiences, or suffer added and undue stress. As such, the CARE Fund provides volunteers of Court Appointed Special Advocates of Washington County with funds to provide additional support to the children they serve. At times a special circumstance may arise in a foster child’s life that presents a need for additional financial support for activities such as sports equipment, a class photo, or application fees to apply for college. Other times the need may be basic, such as clothing to begin a job, a bus pass to get to work, cab fare to visit family, or maybe a book bag and school supplies for school. A sense of belonging is crucial to children, as it enhances their stability and facilitates positive personal growth and development. Unfortunately, foster children are often deprived of a sense of belonging, as they miss out on simple, yet important life experiences due to the limitations in, and lack of access to resources. The CARE Fund is there to assist in making these experiences a possibility. The CARE Fund funds are provided on an ‘as needed’ basis, and upon the request of a volunteer and approval of the board.