COMING SOON!! April 2017 – Love them BACK packs…

COMING SOON!! April 2017 – Love them BACK packs…

***Sponsorship ALMOST open…this one is still in the planning stages, but will be open soon! Join our email list or stay tuned to this post for updates!***

We have something super fab planned for April…we’re going to create back-packs for children entering the foster care system in Chester County. The goal is for county social workers to grab a bag as they head out to transition a child between homes – giving them a little something to call their own through a stressful and challenging situation. We’re going to bundle a little Village love and empowerment as a small gesture to these sweet innocent babes.

We’re in contact with the county and once we have a method to connect the packs to the social work staff, we’ll kick-off this project!

Many thanks to Gerold M. – one of our facebook village community members – for bringing us this idea (and…super cool fact, he’s a Chester County ex-pat living in Korea! Proving you can still help out from afar!) Here was the video from amazing organization ComfortCases that spread this wonderful idea…

***Trigger warning, mentions abuse and other adult themes some might find upsetting, skip the first minute or so to avoid those parts.***

He wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had. Warning: descriptions of abuse.Video by Jess Blank, with special thanks to Comfortcases.org.

Posted by Upworthy on Wednesday, February 8, 2017

 

6 Comments

  1. I was a foster Mom for three teenagers (not related). These kids come from all different situations but all are scared. I think this is a great idea, because yes – kids came in and out of my home with trash bags. But sometimes it was because they exited quickly before I could prepare. At the time, I did not think about it, because there was so much other drama going on. I would love to help with this.

    1. Author

      Wonderful Shirley! I hope you can help our team curate the bag contents to be most helpful…also, maybe we can deploy them to the foster parents, instead of social workers…you got our idea engines flowing!! Thanks for your support and encouragement!

  2. I don’t know what kinds of items you’re planning on including in the bags, but if you’re looking for a way to include books, this Sunday from 1-4 PM is bag sale day at the Chester County Library–you can fill a grocery bag with books for $10.


  3. My Yoga teacher shared your project on FB. I am very interested in helping by making polar fleece blankets in several sizes. I tried to register on your link but I wasn’t able to.

    Also are you interested in any colorful pillowcases​?

    Can someone please let me know where I can drop off my donations?

    1. Author

      Hi Laura! Colorful pillowcases would be great additions! Try this link to signup for blankets (we have 3 open spots right now) if you have trouble, I can sign you up manually. http://signup.com/go/copwPCe
      In the post above the you’ll see we have 4 drop off locations: two in Downingtown, one in Phoenixville and one in coatesville – you can choose a location and then email that person directly to coordinate drop-off. Thanks for donating!!!

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