Winter in July! 10 Giving Opportunities

Winter in July!

Why limit the joy of giving to the winter holidays? Here are 10 giving opportunities for this summer!


*This blog is sponsored by Amuni Financial, Yellowstone Sponsor of CASA’s 2023 Rhinestone Rodeo.

Although it’s heating up outside, we’re still getting into the holiday spirit! With all of the hustle and bustle of the warmer months, you may not have had time to think about supporting local nonprofits.

Many nonprofits (CASA included) see an increase in need over the summer, but a decrease in community involvement and donations. Now, more than ever, your support is critical in keeping survivors and their families safe.

We want to make giving back this summer easier for you. Our Winter in July Giving Guide is a GREAT way to learn more about creative ways to give back. CASA wants to make giving easier than ever, here are 10 ways to give back this summer.

1. Participate in CASA’s Back to School Fundraiser

Our Hope for the Holidays program is in full swing, and we are working hard to make this season merry and bright for people accessing our services.

Part of overcoming the power and control of an abuser is letting survivors choose what is best for them and their children. This year, CASA is asking that anyone who would like to contribute to making our participants’ holidays a little brighter donate gift cards in increments of $25.

Help give the power, control, and the joy of gift-giving back to survivors as they recover from the trauma of domestic violence. Visit the Hope for the Holidays page for more details.

2. Gift a CASA Holiday Card

Make a donation of $25 or more through December 16 and we’ll mail a holiday card to someone you love on your behalf. Spread cheer and support domestic violence survivors at once! Donate now!

3. Host a Fundraiser

Many local businesses have committed to hosting third-party fundraisers for us this summer. Whether it’s donating partial proceeds of sales of specific products, hanging flyers around their business soliciting in-kind donations for us, or having employees bring items off of our wishlist, there are SO many ways to give.

A few examples from this summer include a beachside restaurant donating rum bucket sales to CASA and a vintage car show in Pinellas Park with proceeds going to CASA.

If you are not a local business, you can still solicit donations at your 4th of July party. Have guests bring specific items off our wishlist and arrange a drop-off time with our team! Learn more about third-party fundraisers.

4. Make a One-Time Gift

You do not have to give every month to make an impact. This summer, consider making a simple, one-time donation, and the impact will go a long way! Donate now.

5. Make a Monthly Gift

If you have the capacity to sign on as a monthly donor, the process is simple. When you fill out our donation form, you can click the option to become a monthly supporter of CASA. This support is vital to our organization.

6. Make an In-Kind Gift Donation

With residential and non-residential programs at CASA, we always need support in the form of in kind donations. Our wishlist is updated frequently and has current needs of support in the form of in-kind gifts.

7. Donate to or Shop at CASA’s Thrift Boutique

Did you know CASA has a thrift store and that 100% of proceeds from the store are poured back into our programs?

You can donate your gently used and new items Monday-Friday, 10am – 5pm, or Saturday, 10am-3:30pm. When you shop with us, your dollars go back to survivors in our community. Shop or donate at 1011 First Avenue North in St. Pete!

8. Workplace Giving and Employee Match

Does your employer provide a match for your donations? If you don’t know the answer to that question, now is a good time to find out and ask if they would match a contribution you made to CASA.

9. Planned Giving

A planned gift is any major gift, made in lifetime or at death, as a part of a donor’s financial or estate planning. Gifts include those of equity, life insurance, real estate, personal property, or cash.

This is a unique opportunity to make a lasting impact on an organization saving lives in the community, and it’s a beautiful way to leave a legacy of hope.

10. Stock Donation

Do you have a stock you have been considering selling for some time but have been putting it off? Consider selling it and donating the proceeds to CASA!

The process is easy. Simply email, our Donor Relations Associate, and she will ensure that you have all the information you need to complete a wire transfer when selling your stock!

YOU are the key to safety and hope this Holiday Season

There you have it, 10 ideas for summertime giving back in 2023. For individuals and families fleeing violence in our community, you hold the key to safety and hope, so don’t forget to spread holiday cheer this summer by making an impact on your neighbors!

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