inspiring communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care.
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 youth 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 their forever home.
We are committed
to engaging our community to learn about the issues facing youth in foster care and to take action to alleviate the suffering of youth in need. We believe in the importance of engaging our youth to lead by example and encourage their peers to become involved with community support for kids in care. We provide volunteer opportunities for all ages so that the entire community can truly be involved together.
— Every child deserves to know that they matter.
How To Help
At Comfort Cases, we believe in a compassionate community that cares for the most vulnerable among us, and youth in foster care need support from all of us. From in-kind and monetary donations to volunteering in our Center to driving deliveries of comfort cases to our partner agencies, there are many ways to become involved. Please join us on our mission to bring comfort and dignity to youth in need.