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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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Get Involved

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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Kittleman Cares and Comfort Cases are having a packing party this Saturday!!

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Kittleman Cares and Comfort Cases are having a packing party this Saturday!!

Click for more information about Comfort Cases and to see what a Comfort Case looks like!

Kittleman Cares is organizing a Packing Party for Comfort Cases and we need your help! Please see the list of needed donations below.

Click here for printable flier!
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The Packing Party will take place on August 2nd, from 10:00 a..m -12:00 p.m.

Keller Williams Select Realtors: 3290 North Ridge Road, Suite 150 Ellicott City, MD 21043

Items Needed:

NEW:  Small Duffel Bag or Back Pack, Pajama Set, Blanket, Tooth Brush and Toothpaste, Deodorant, Lotions & Soaps, Stuffed Animal, Athletic Shorts/Sweatpants, Hair Brush, Coloring Books & Crayons, Pens & Pencils, Journal

Donation Centers

Drop off donations at any of the locations below and we’ll pack a case in your name!

Keller Williams Select Realtors of Ellicott City

3290 N Ridge Road, Suite 150
Ellicott City, MD 21043
 
Comfort Cases Headquarters
7529 Standish Place, Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20855
 
Lakeside Title
5840 Banneker Road
Columbia, MD 21044
 
Jolles Insurance
5052 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 203
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Heart for Homes
5550 Sterrett Place, Suite 200
Columbia, MD 21044

on July 31st, 2014 by admin

Comfort Cases Back to School Packing Party

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 With the school year fast approaching CoesterVMS charity organization Comfort Cases has organized its first annual Back to School Packing Drive. This event will provide you in MD, VA and DC with desperately needed supplies required for their education. See below for information on donating today!

Drive Dates: 

July 22nd - August 25th

Items Needed: 

  • - Back Pack
  • - Composition Notebooks
  • - Lined Paper
  • - Highlighters
  • - Pencils (No 2. and Colored)
  • - Pens
  • - Erasers
  • - Rulers
  • - Binders
  • - Pencil Pouch
  • - Calculators
  • - Crayons
  • - Scissors
  • - Spiral Notebooks
 

Donation Center:

Comfort Cases Head Quarters

7529 Standish Place, Suite 200

Rockville, MD 20855



Questions:Please contact Noelle Calfee at ncalfee@comfortcases.org or visit  www.comfortcases.org for more details.

on July 30th, 2014 by admin

An email we received today 4/22/2014

3-13-2014 10-16-15 AM

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