Helping Children Entering Foster Care
According to the most recent federal data, more than 400,000 children are currently in foster care in the United States. When children first enter the foster care system, they are only given a garbage bag to keep their belongings in.
With the help of our generous donors, Greater Good Charities is partnering with Together We Rise to join the Sweet Case program. This program aims to replace those plastic, disposable bags with a custom-made and durable duffel bag.
During our latest distribution, Together We Rise gifted 30 children with a sustainable duffel bag to transport their belongings from home to home. In addition to being personalized especially for the recipients, the duffel bags are filled with essential comfort items such as a coloring book, crayons, a teddy bear, blanket, pillow, hygiene kit, and a personalized note.
“As you can imagine removal from their home can be very traumatic for our children. So having special goodies available for them to help deal with the stress of the situation is very welcomed support to ease the transition if only for a moment to inspire some feelings of hope for their future,” said one social worker.
The program also aims to contribute to the overall well-being of youth in foster care by improving their emotional, mental, and physical health; increasing their self-esteem, self-confidence, resiliency, and overall sense of dignity; and building community relationships.
Your donations ensure children all across the country have a support system and comfort even in their most vulnerable moments.
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