Get Involved

How you can help!

Our goal is to ensure that children are not re-victimized by the very system designed to protect them.  Western PA CARES for Kids needs volunteers and listed below are some opportunities that range in time commitment, abilities and level of involvement.

Fundraising –Volunteers will assist in a variety of fundraising activities during the year and bring any new fundraising ideas to the CAC.

Community Outreach/Public Relations – Volunteers are needed to help with the publication of our newsletter which will require skills such as layout and design and graphic arts.  Volunteers can also help at special events such as our yearly 5k, duathlon, and community walk.

All eligible volunteers will be required to complete a thorough background screening.

Donations Needed – click here for more information on donating to CARES

All types of donations are needed to help us make Western PA CARES for Kids work best for the children.

Office Supplies:

  • Copier paper
  • Gift cards to Staples for office supplies
  • Easel Pads used in the interview process
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Styrofoam coffee cups
  • Regular ground coffee
  • Kitchen trash bags
  • Large black trash bags
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • Disinfecting spray cleaner
  • Air Freshener spray
  • Disinfecting wipes

Snack Items:

  • Box drinks – juices
  • Non-perishable snack items – Animal crackers/ Gold fish crackers
  • Small bottled waters

Prizes for fundraisers

  • Restaurant gift cards
  • Gasoline gift cards
  • Gift baskets
  • Amusement Park Tickets
  • Sports event tickets
  • Gift Certificates for overnight accommodations at popular areas of interest