Suitcases for the Kids of Kalamazoo.

Let's make a difference in our community

I grew up in foster care and moved many times while I was in the system. I can not tell you how many times I moved and I used a trash bag to pack everything up.This is one of the main reasons that Together We Rise is an organization so close to my heart. TWR works hard to be a leader in foster care innovation and improve every foster child's experience. I am doing this fundraising campaign to make a little difference in some other foster children's lives. I want these kids to feel like someone cares and that they mean more and are respected.

Child abuse is a large and growing problem in Kalamazoo County today. Every day, on average, 13 new cases of child abuse and neglect are reported in Kalamazoo County. One-fourth of those new cases demand immediate intervention. That translates into 1,140 confirmed and serious cases each year, throughout our local area. Meaning 1/4 of these kids can enter the system.  I have 90 days to raise $15000 for these suitcases that will go to children in Kalamazoo County. Once the money is collected I will be holding an event to decorate the suitcases and then will be delivering them to an agency in the area. I want these children to not feel temporary and hopefully by giving them a suitcase this will help a little bit. Please partner with me to make this happen. Every contribution makes a huge difference and you will be adding a smile to the faces of these children. EVERY DAY, 1,200 KIDS ENTER FOSTER CARE IN THE UNITED STATES. When most of these children enter the system they recieve two garbage bags, they leave their families, and enter the home of strangers with their belongings in a trash bag. $25 is one suitcase, and with $15000 I will be able to provide suitcase for the youth of Kalamazoo County for a year! These suitcases include a duffel bag, hygiene kit, blanket, coloring books, crayons, etc.

 

 

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