Friend, is a trash bag the best we can do for a child?
A message from our ad partner:
Friend, maybe you know my story … how I was nine years old when my mother died. And how, when my siblings and I came home from the funeral, our stepfather had sold everything and left.
We spent the night on the floor, covering ourselves up in clothes from the few boxes he left behind with our things. The next day I was off to foster care. I’ll never forget the fear and uncertainty.
That is why my heart still goes out to children placed in foster care today. They leave the only home they’ve known with their few belongings hastily thrown into a trash bag. I’m writing to ask if you will comfort a frightened boy or girl today and help give them a better future?
It starts when you support our Wait No More foster care and adoption program. You can help connect families with resources and organizations to help facilitate foster care and adoption. And when you give today, you’ll directly impact a child!
“The importance of suitcases for children in foster care is so when they do have to leave, they get to leave with something that is theirs and not just a plastic bag that’s going to be thrown away. I think it’s important for kids, even when they go through a hard transition, to have a sense of dignity and a sense of, ‘I have something to put my stuff in.’”