We are currently working on the following programs:
5,000 Los Angeles Foster Children
Through donations by individuals, schools, and community groups, we intend to distribute suitcases, duffel bags, comfort items and basic essentials to 5,000 children and youth in foster care by the end of the 2017. These items be delivered to the children of Los Angeles as they enter foster care or as they join a loving foster family.
Teens and tweens, in particular, value the power and freedom to choose something new for themselves, whether it's school supplies, beauty products or clothing that fits perfectly and reflects their own sense of self and style. Through generous donations, we hope to include a $25 gift card along with suitcases and duffel bags provided to older children and teens.
By guiding companies, community groups and independent and public schools in Los Angeles in holding clothing drives and suitcase or hygiene kit packing events, we raise awareness among co-workers, school children, parents and education professionals of the challenges faced by foster children. Donors and packers carefully choose and pack special items and write personal letters of encouragement. Foster children receive essentials and a message that they are valued. The donating individuals and families develop a sense of understanding, community responsibility, gratitude and the knowledge that their compassion and generosity can help others going through a difficult time.