…because foster kids still need our help!
Last year, our amazing community came together to stuff nearly 4,000 duffel bags for kids transitioning in to new foster homes. This year, due to COVID-19, we have changed our Stuff the Duffel event to a virtual event this year. The kids need us more than ever! Please consider supporting our cause.
WHAT WE NEED RIGHT NOW:
Our needs will change throughout this event. Please check back here for a list of current needs. Email us to arrange drop-off of the first 2 listed items.
- Toilet paper (for emergency group homes)
- Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, masks (we need your help keeping the staff at the group homes safe while they take on extra shifts to protect the kids)
- List of items requested by multiple group homes. Please help us provide them with their special requests for this shelter-in-place and also this summer. Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/21CJI3XSRYOEO/ref=cm_wl_huc_view
Thank you to our sponsors!
What have we been up to since last year’s Stuff the Duffel?
After we delivered over 4,000 care bags to a number of agencies, we kept going in our efforts to support the kids. We have helped 140+ individual foster kids with new placements and ongoing needs. We also supported over 20 families for Christmas with the help of another organization. We granted 7 birthday wishes and provided over 60 kids with Halloween costumes. We have also supported 5 group homes including one transitional living program designed to support kids who have aged of foster care. We have supplied bedding, towels, activities and other supplies. We provided school supplies and back to school clothes and shoes to 29 kids and continue to support 9 amazing young individuals who are currently away at college by providing them with monthly care packages.
Who will be impacted by Stuff the Duffel donations?
Although we will not be stuffing duffels this year, we will still be able to help a large number of kids who need our support. We will be supporting the kids in the group homes with both the immediate needs due to COVID-19 as well as purchasing wish list items for Spring and Summer. We will also continue to provide anything needed for kids being transitioned into new foster homes. We will provide beds, baby gear, clothing, shoes, school supplies, toys or anything else they need. The kids need our help more than ever!