Hope 4 Widows & Orphans is teaming up with Together we Rise to sponsor the Sweet Cases vs. Trash Bags fundraiser
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.
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.
Washington County Department of Human Services workers do all that they can to help these children but they have so many kids and not a lot of funds. We are working with Together We Rise to raise money so we can provide DHS “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.
We are looking to raise at least $1000 to be able to provide 40 “sweet cases” to our local DHS office. Would you emotionally support a child by sponsoring a bag? Anyone can sponsor a bag at $25 each…individuals, churches, schools, businesses. For each donation, there’s an optional $1.30 processing fee. If each of us covers the fee for our own donation, this frees up more funds to purchase bags for the kids.
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!