The Neighborhood Investment Program (NIP) was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1996 to increase charitable giving to local non-profit organizations. The program allows 501(c)3 designated charitable organizations to apply for tax credit vouchers. These organizations then distribute the vouchers to businesses and individuals who contribute to the organizations.
By donating to approved NIP organizations, contributors can support their communities and earn credits to reduce certain West Virginia taxes.
The West Virginia Legislature sets aside $2.5 million annually in state tax credits for the NIP. To participate, a 501(c)3 organization must apply to the West Virginia Development Office. Applicants will be evaluated on a number of criteria before being approved by an advisory board. Approved organizations can use the credit as a tool for attracting donations from potential contributors.
Businesses and individuals who contribute to NIP organizations are eligible to receive up to 50 percent of the contributed amount in the form of state tax credits. Donors may use the credits to reduce liability for the following West Virginia taxes:
  • Corporate Net Income Tax
  • Business Franchise Tax
  • Personal Income Tax
A list of approved NIP organizations is available from the West Virginia Development Office.
Take a look at the NIP Brochure

Pictured above left to right: Lawrence Pyle, James Rosso, Rhonda Stubbs, Michael Didomenico, Michael Palma

Brooke County Rotary made a donation to A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.  in the amount of $1,000.00 towards their campaign to raise matching funds for the Justice Assistance Grant a grant of 75% matching funds through the Division of Justice and Community Service. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s  mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 55 children today. For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444

Press Release Feb. 11, 2011

Pictured from left to right above CASA Volunteer Robert Campbell and Judge Martin Gaughan


Pictured from left to right above CASA Volunteer Dale Moore and Judge Martin Gaughan

In 2010 two local men joined the team of CASA Volunteers serving Brooke and Hancock abused and neglected children. Robert Campbell and Dale Moore both Weirton residents took their oath with Judge Martin Gaughan. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 55 children today. CASA Volunteers  review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them; time in dependent care is reduced and delinquency is less likely. For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444
Dear Friends of CASA,
During this wonderful holiday season we are blessed to be surrounded by family.  Unfortunately many abused and neglected children will not experience such joy.  As friends of CASA, we know the wonderful work that the advocates do to help abuse and neglected children have safe and permanent homes.  Working first hand with a CASA volunteer I have seen the dedication that these volunteers give to these children.  Our oldest daughter, Summer, went into foster care at four months old and five years later she was adopted into our family.  Summer was blessed with a CASA volunteer for 5 years until she became a permanent part of our family.
Summer’s CASA volunteer not only went to court hearings, but also supported our entire family.  Many times the social worker was not available, but the CASA volunteer always returned my phone calls.  Without this organization, Summer’s life could have been totally different. I will always be grateful to CASA.
Being involved with CASA those five years and now volunteering as an auxiliary member, I witness their dedication to changing the lives of abused and neglected children in our community. This organization relies on donations to have the resources to keep supporting these children.  My husband and I are Angel Roll members.  We have promised to donate to CASA for 5 years.  Please consider this gift of giving to abused and neglected children.  Any amount will help.
Sincerely,
Sherry Paull

Tri-State Medical Group renewed their Corporate Partnership with A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. this week.  This is the 3rd  year of the Corporate Partnership between Tri-State Medical Group and A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. Tri-State Medical Group has once again selected the highest level of partnership- the “Hero Level Corporate Partnership” at $3,000.00 a year. The Corporate Partnership agreement is a collaboration between A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. and a business to maximize the businesses donation. A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. offers advertising opportunities for the businesses who make donations at the agreed upon corporate levels. The Hero Level provides the business with: signage at every CASA event, top of newsletter logo placement, advertising credits, CASA letterhead with the business logo, business logo on CASA brochure, mini billboards– (4),  business logo on CASA website with link to site, business logo on CASA email letterhead,  business logo on CASA fax cover sheet. This is not the only collaboration between Tri-State Medical Group & A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. for 5 years prior to the corporate collaboration Tri-State Medical Group was an Angel Roll Member of A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. meaning they participated in donating at the Guardian Angel level of the Angel Roll the 5 year giving program.  

A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. recruits, screens, trains and supervises CASA Volunteers in Brooke & Hancock Counties to advocate for abused and neglected children. A Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer is a trained citizen who is appointed by a Judge to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in court by preparing a carefully researched report. If you’d like to learn more about becoming a CASA Volunteer or the corporate partnership opportunities call (304) 737-4444, visit www.childsplacecasa.com  To date- 293 abused & neglected children in Brooke & Hancock Counties have been served by the CASA program. Learn more - get involved in your community.
Two CASA Volunteers have been sworn-in so far in 2012 to serve Brooke and Hancock abused and neglected children.
Fred Saluga and Matthew Stromeyer, both local residents, took their oath with Judge Fred Fox.

A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd.’s mission is to develop volunteers who will stand up for abused and neglected children in court, helping to expedite their placement into safe, permanent, nurturing homes.

A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. is serving 49 children today. CASA Volunteers review records, research information and talk to everyone involved in a child’s life and then present their recommendation to the court as to what they feel is in the best interest of the child. When a child has a Court Appointed Special Advocate to speak for them; time in dependent care is reduced and delinquency is less likely.

For more information about how you can make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child in Brooke & Hancock Counties contact A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd. (304) 737-4444 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or www.childsplacecasa.com.

As the economy continues to squeeze donors, a recent report conducted by Campbell Rinker showed disturbing results—that nearly 7 in 10 Americans say they will give more sparingly to charities in the coming months. As a result, more organizations are looking to find ways for donors to help them financially without having to dip into their pocket-books again. Here are eight ways organizations can ask supporters to raise money with-out writing a check:
Shop online: As the holiday season approaches and people get set to spend significant funds on gifts, ask them to start their shopping at GoodShop. GoodShop is a shopping portal that donates a percentage of almost every purchase from more than 2,500 stores (including Gap, Target, Staples, and Macy's) to your organization. In addition, GoodShop lists more than 100,000 coupons, so your supporters can save money at the same time as they are earning money for your nonprofit! . Sign up at goodsearch.com and choose CASA-A Child’s Place-Wellsburg!

Six-year-old Jewel Jordan appeared in Brook County's Review for setting up a lemonade stand in front of Wellsburg's Rite Aid store to raise money for A Child's Place CASA of Wellsburg, WV.  Her mother had seen CASA advertisements and told Jewel about the organization.  Inspired, Jewel said, "I felt like there are other kids who don't have good homes, so I wanted to do something for them."  She raised more than $50 in one day.

Photo of Jewel Jordan at her lemonade stand

Rhonda Stubbs became a CASA volunteer with the Fairfax County CASA, VA, program in 1996 then moved to West Virginia two years later and started A Child’s Place CASA, Ltd., to serve Brooke and Hancock Counties. Taking a break from work, she went to Hong Kong to visit family.  Read the whole story.
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