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I remember the first day my daughter Amaya came to stay with us. She was four years old, moving into her third foster home and carrying her entire life in a white trash bag. We took her out to buy new clothes and she picked out a Cinderella nightgown.

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Thousands of children in the Washington Metropolitan Region enter the foster-care system each year. Most carry little more than the clothes on their backs. This year, CoesterVMS is teaming up with The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) to bring the comfort of home to their journey

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An email we received today 4/22/2014

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Email received this morning…..the reason we do this!

Hi

My name is K——- My coworker & friend, A———told me about you this morning.

I fostered/adopted in Montgomery County, too. I had so many kids come with nothing or (even worse) a trash bag filled with junk. Your Amaya reminds me so much of my foster daughter, L. She was the most beautiful little girl. She was 4 and had a white trash bag with clothing that wasn’t even hers along with some broken toys. I took her to the store and she picked out the ugliest blue fur “Princess” jacket that I had ever seen. Bright blue, same color and style as the furry monster in Monsters Inc- with princesses on the back. She was so happy. She ended up with a couple coats that day because I just couldn’t imagine taking her out in public in that blue coat but she was so happy. She wore it ALL the time. I still think about her. I still think about that hideous coat. I never saw another one. (Maybe no one else in Maryland could ever bring themselves to buy one so L’s was the only one ever sold).

I stopped fostering after my foster/adopt son, A., died in 2009. He died in my home on a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon. He was 2 years, 7 months and 1 day old.. I’ve always wanted to do more, in honor of him, in memory of him. I would love to support Comfort Cases. This weekend, I’m going to do some shopping for bags & supplies for kids entering foster care. Maybe someday, after my girls are grown, I’ll foster again. It’s took me three years to recover to a place where I was “okay”. It was 4 years before I felt as though I could look forward to the future again. In August, it will be 5 years. Unimaginable. It feels like yesterday and a million years ago at the same time. I miss him from the depths of my soul. And I know it would make him happy to know other kids in his situation had supplies. He, like L, came with nothing. Just an empty diaper bag. It was my pleasure to shop for him and buy him things. And it will be my pleasure to do that for other children as well. I’m so glad you took the initiative to do something about (and for) kids coming into care. Your children are so blessed to have you. And other foster child in Montgomery County are so blessed to have you, too.

K———
Please go and Click for a Cause for Comfort Cases….this is what we are all about, helping children who need the basics

http://www.wtop.com/1423/3597866/Comfort-Cases

All you have to do is click on the fb icon that says LIKE :)

Thanks everyone

on April 22nd, 2014 by admin

Linton Hall Packing Party – Comfort Cases

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The hustle and bustle of hospitable people left many moved Saturday afternoon, while packing pajamas or toothbrushes at Linton Hall School in Bristow. The “Scheer” goodness was absolutely contagious. Everyone in the gym greeted each other with warm smiles and hugs as they moved from station to station to fill comfort cases. Read full article  Photos From Event:

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Packing Party

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Donation Station

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The volunteers getting ready

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Packing Party in Full Swing

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Young Boy with a Fully Assembled Package

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Rob Scheer with Children Volunteers at the Packing Party

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Packing Party in Full Swing

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Donated Cookie Treats

 

on April 7th, 2014 by admin