Their Story Matters with Sara Troy and her guest Robert Sheer, on air from May 8th
On any given day, nearly 437,500 youth in the foster care system in the United States. Of the thousands of youth who enter the system each year, most arrive carrying little more than the clothes on their backs. If they are afforded the opportunity to collect any personal belongings, many are then given a trash bag in which to place and carry their personal items. It is a time of great upheaval and instability, and their first foster home placement is unlikely to be their last. Many youths in foster care will be moved from home to home multiple times, carrying their life’s treasures in a trash bag. At Comfort Cases, we believe that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity. Every child deserves to pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their own. It is our mission as a charity to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items, to these brave youth in foster care on their journey to find them forever home.
Every child deserves to know that they matter. When Comfort Cases provides a case to a child in need, we not only offer them new items that they can keep during their journey, we also provide them with dignity and the notion that someone cares about what they are going through.
We have now reached youth in foster care in 34 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and Canada. We have distributed over 30,000 Cases. We are so excited by the progress, but also remain steadfastly focused on all the kids we haven’t reached yet. With nearly half a million kids in care in the US, the need is great, and we have lots of work to do! Our goal is to put a Comfort Case in the hands of all of the kids in care.
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