Sweet Cases vs Trash Bags
Picture this: A 5yr old girl is being told by a Police Officer and a Social Worker that she has to leave with them. Her parents are in another room yelling and crying. They quickly gather some of her things into a trash bag and take her from her home. When she is taken to her foster home she is surrounded by new things, new smells, and new people. She has to unpack her belongings from a trash bag.
We can do better.
Picture this: A 12yr old boy is taken from his home. He has nothing of his own, not even his clothes. You see, he had to put on different clothes because his mother was running an active meth lab in his home and his stuff is contaminated. When he gets to his foster home he doesn’t even have a trash bag to unpack.
We can do better.
Children’s Division workers do all that they can to help these children but they have so many kids and not a lot of funds. We, Open Life and Olive Crest, are working with Together We Rise to raise money so we can provide Pierce County “sweet cases” to give to children coming into care. These duffel bags will be decorated with fun designs and encouragement, filled with pillow pet/stuffed animal, coloring books/crayons, blanket, and hygiene kit that will belong to them and go with them throughout their journey.
These children deserve to know their emotional needs are just as important as their physical needs. We can show them they are special and cared for by putting these bags in their hands! Let’s show them they deserve more than a trash bag to carry their most precious belongings!
We are looking to raise at least $1,400 to be able to provide 50 additional “sweet cases” to our local Foster Systems. Would you emotionally support a child by sponsoring a bag? Individuals/ churches/ schools can sponsor bags at $25 a bag and corporations/ businesses/ foundations can sponsor a bag at $30 a bag.