Press and Publicity

Hope in a Suitcase welcomes all opportunities to share our work and the story of all foster youth with the media and other partners.  Please see below for recent videos and articles.  If you work with the media and are interested in sharing our story, please contact us.


Hope in a suitcase on cbs!

Hope in a Suitcase was featured as People Making a Difference on CBS.  Click on "Watch Here" to learn more about how our effort reminds children in the foster care system that there are many people who care!


To foster change

We are grateful for Sherri McCovey!  Not only does she pack many duffel bags and serve on our Board of Directors, but she is also a contributing writer for "To Foster Change" for PBS, whose goal is to raise awareness and improve the realities and life outcomes of Southern California foster youth.  Click below to learn more about how Hope in a Suitcases started, our shopping days for Tweens & Teens, and our plans at The Emporium:  Foster Resource & Literary Center, which we opened in partnership with The Book Foundation and Foster Care Counts.



 "A little girl twirls around in her new dress. A boy’s face lights up when he sees the cartoon character on his duffle bag. For a few moments, everything is better."  Hope in a Suitcase provides simple comfort and dignity to thousands of children awaiting their initial placement in the foster care system via Wayfinder.


Considering a corporate pack?  Hosted by United Talent Agency, see how and why hundreds of hands and hearts in the entertainment community came together to pack over 800 duffel bags in one day.      

Why Hope in a Suitcase matters

It's not just about the "stuff."  Our very first video was created by kids for kids to explain how our simple gesture of kindness can help children going through a difficult transition.  If you are organizing a school drive or leading a collection or fundraiser, this is the video you'll want to share with your community.

Voyage LA—Foster youth connect us

Los Angeles is so spread out which has “the upside of giving us distinct neighborhoods that are full of special character, but that separation also sometimes makes it easy to forget how connected we all are. Foster youth really are a connecting point, because they can be from any ethnicity and from and going to any neighborhood..”