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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, along with basic essentials and comfort items, to make their transition into the foster care system and their circumstances just a little bit easier and more dignified. 

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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

-Barbara Bartman / Auntie Barbara's Kids

-Dave and Sheila Gold Foundation

-Pritzker Foster Care Initiative

-Jaime & Andrew Schwartzberg

-Water Buffalo Club

-West Coast Archives / Matt Casden

angels of hope

-Dr. & Mrs. W. Gerald Austen

-Lauren Elizabeth & Cameron Fuller

-Seth MacFarlane

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

-Momentous Insurance Brokerage, Inc.

-Dean Pitchford & Michael Mealiffe

-Katherine & Jerry Sung Family

-William V. Todd




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

-BeautyMark International / Mark Freeman & Jill Roberts

-Jenny & Thomas Lennon


friends of hope

-Annette Arellano

-Arixa Capital Advisors

-The Buckley School

-The Camarda Family

-Victor and Wendy Coleman

-Carlton Cuse

-Lee Geller

-Jonathan Goldblatt

-Good Old Lew Foundation

-Peter Gould

-Susie Fox

-Vanessa & Darryl Frank Foundation

-Alexandra and Brad Fuller

-Mary & Rick Genow

-Ryan & Carly LeVine

-Media Services

-Margaret & Jim Meenaghan

-Melissa & Steven Melnick

-Patricia Muecke

-Darryl Seif

-Bobby Shea (Commanding Corp)

-UTA Foundation

-The Velveteen Rabbit

-The Wanglin Family

-Aurora & Marc Weinstock Family

-Kathryn Williams