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We Give Tangible Hope To Foster Children.


Hope in a Suitcase is a volunteer-driven, nonprofit group benefiting foster children.  Our mission is simple.  We provide children and teens in foster care with a suitcase and the essentials they need to make their transition to the foster care system just a little easier. 

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No child should have to carry his or her belongings in a trash bag. A personalized suitcase or duffel bag, along with basic essentials and comfort items, sends children entering foster care a message that they are important and cared for by our community.

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Superheroes of Hope

-Water Buffalo Club

-Dave and Sheila Gold Foundation


angels of hope

-Lauren Elizabeth & Cameron Fuller

-Jenny & Thomas Lennon

-Seth MacFarlane

-Arthur H. & Rosalie Kaplan Family Fund  (A Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles)

-Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.




Take Action

Your efforts and donations can make a difference.  Get involved to help kids in your city!  Organize a drive at your office, school or with your community group.  Make a monetary donation or donate a gift card.  Spread the word!

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Heroes of Hope

-Karl Austen

-Matt Casden / West Coast Archives


friends of hope

-Annette Arellano

-Dr. & Mrs. W. Gerald Austen

-The Buckley School

-Victor and Wendy Coleman

-Latino Comp

-Susie Fox

-Alexandra and Brad Fuller

-Mary & Rick Genow

-Media Services

-Darryl Seif

-Good Old Lew Foundation


-Aurora & Marc Weinstock Family

-Kathryn Williams