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Join the movement to end domestic and sexual violence in Sedalia/Pettis County.

CASA has opportunities for individuals and groups to join our cause.

Volunteer your time!  Volunteers offer vital support to CASA and our clients.  Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and civic groups.  As a volunteer you can:

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at CASA, please contact our New Beginnings & Volunteer Coordinator at (660)827-5559.

  Donate in-kind goods!  It takes a lot to operate our shelter facility.  It also takes a lot for a survivor to begin a new, abuse free life.  Donations of in-kind goods are used in our shelter facility and/or provided to survivors if they assistance to maintain their own homes.  Needed items include:

To learn more about how your in-kind donations may benefit CASA, please contact our Women’s Program & Shelter Manager at (660)827-5559.

 

Your financial contribution is needed!  Monetary contributions help to support the operations of our shelter facility and outreach services to survivors.

To learn more about how your monetary contribution can benefit CASA, please contact our Executive Director at (660)827-5559.

Volunteer

Volunteer your time!  Volunteers offer vital support to CASA and our clients.  Volunteer opportunities are available to individuals and civic groups.  As a volunteer you can:

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at CASA, please contact at (660)827-5559.

 

Donate to CASA

In-Kind Donations

Donate in-kind goods!  It takes a lot to operate our shelter facility.  It also takes a lot for a survivor to begin a new, abuse free life.  Donations of in-kind goods are used in our shelter facility and/or provided to survivors if they assistance to maintain their own homes.  Needed items include:

We are happy to accept gently used items.  However, we can only accept NEW undergarments and hygiene items.  Further, we ask that you please help us keep our facility healthy by ensuring that all used items have been laundered and run through a hot dryer before being bagged for our acceptance.

To learn more about how your in-kind donations may benefit CASA, please contact us (660)827-5559.

 Monetary Contributions

 Make a financial contribution!  Monetary contributions help to support our work to end rape and abuse, and also provide you a great tax benefit!!

Missouri has passed legislation creating a Domestic Violence Shelter tax credit (DV tax credit).  Since its inception, Missouri taxpayers have given money to eligible Missouri domestic violence shelters, and in return, the State has given over millions in tax credits to these taxpayers.

The philosophy behind the program is quite simple.  Rather than funding a local shelter by giving a grant, the State “partially reimburses” eligible donors who directly contribute to the local shelter themselves.  In effect, this enables donors to assist local domestic violence and sexual assault victims with money that they would otherwise pay to the State of Missouri in the form of the tax credit for up to 5 years.

Your donation qualifies as a federal charitable contribution tax deduction and you can take 100% of the donation on your federal tax return.  Then, you are able to take 50% of the donation as a tax CREDIT on your Missouri taxes.  Donors may claim the tax credits when they file their Missouri tax return.  If a donor has more credit than tax owed, the donor may carry over the credit for up to 5 years.

It costs you little or nothing to make a BIG difference!!

 Here are a few illustrations of how the Domestic Violence Shelter tax credit works for taxpayers that are married, filing a joint return:

Your Federal Tax Bracket: 28% 33% 39.6%
Donation $5,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,000.00
Federal Tax Deduction $1,400.00 $2,144.00 $2,056.00
Missouri Tax Deduction $3,397.00 $3,464.00 $3,366.00
Total Tax Savings $4,797.00 $5,608.00 $5,422.00
Your Total (Cost)/Savings $(203.00) $608.00 $422.00
-4% 12% 8%
Your Cost Your Benefit Your Benefit

These examples illustrate that if you are in a 33% or higher tax bracket, you can donate Citizens Against Spouse Abuse, Inc. (CASA), and your total, after-tax cost is NOTHING!!  Know the cliché, “It’s better to give than to receive?”  It’s true when it comes to domestic violence shelter tax credits and Missouri taxes, you can give and receive money back!  What’s not to like about that?

Though charitable contributions can help lower your tax income and tax bill.  However, there are important things you need to know:

If you would like more information about making a DV Tax Credit eligible donation to CASA, please us (660)827-5559, or go to www.dss.mo.gov/dfas/taxcredit/dvtaxcredit.htm.