We are excited to announce that CNN's Suzanne Malveaux will be joining us as the MC at our annual gala on May 12th! Suzanne is an award-winning journalist and serves as the network's national correspondent, covering politics, national news, international events and culture. Tickets are on sale now at https://one.bidpal.net/comfortcasesgala2018/ticketing.
Comfort Cases 4th Annual Gala
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From his own personal experiences as a child who entered foster care at the age of 12, Comfort Cases’ Founder, Rob Scheer, was blown away to learn that little had changed decades after he left the foster care system. Upon welcoming 4 children from foster care into his own home over 8 years ago, Rob witnessed each child arrive on his doorstep clutching a trash bag as a ‘suitcase’ just as Rob had done as a youth. After learning that children and youth entering foster care are still asked to carry what few belongings they have to call their own in a trash bag, Rob and his family took action. As a result, the story of Comfort Cases began in October 2013 with the mission to provide comfort and dignity to those entering the foster care system.
With the initial hope of helping hundreds of children and youth in MD/VA/DC, in four years Comfort Cases has now exceeded expectations by delivering over 30,000 Cases to children ranging in age from newborn up to 21 years old in thirty-one (31) states plus Washington, D.C. Each Comfort Case is a new backpack or small duffel bag packed with items of importance to Rob Scheer and his now adopted daughter and 3 sons.