you did it.
on December 5th, 2020 we surpassed our goal of assembling 1,000 comfort kits!
Thank you for your generous giving.
thank you for donating, shopping, and volunteering.
thank you for caring deeply for kids you may never meet.
because of you:
1050+ comfort kits were given to 13 counties and agencies to be handed to kids on their hardest day.
15 young adults aging our of the system received kits full of everything needed to start life on their own in their new apartments.
Kids and teens in the foster care system will know their community cares about them. That we believe they matter.
We believe in making sure every child feels seen, valued, and loved.
One way we do this is by ensuring every child is given a comfort kit as they enter the foster care system. These kits are filled with things that meet both the physical and emotional needs of a child on what is probably one of the most frightening days of their life. A snack to help ease the pang of hunger. A small toy or coloring book to give them something to do in the hours they wait to determine where they will be going. A blanket or stuffed animal to cuddle on that first scary night in a new home. An encouraging note that says "We see you. You are important. You matter to us." Each comfort kit is unique and special just like the kids we serve.
Comfort Kits began in a garage, back in the fall of 2013. Now, we help inspire the community to reach out to foster children by putting together these comfort kits at our annual Christmas Comfort Kit Drive. On the first Saturday of December, hundreds of volunteers gather to help assemble, organize and distribute over 1,000 comfort kits each year!