Hello Friends, Family, and Community,
For those of you that don't know me, my name is Tim. My wife Anna and I are licensed foster/adoptive parents. Up until recently we have been fostering a beautiful little girl named Molly. Molly came to us when she was just 5 years old and has been with us ever since. At the end of February, after 949 days, we were finally been able to adopt her ♥ One of the happiest days of our life. (Adoption Video: https://youtu.be/E5D6oAso4Tg)
Last March while Molly was still in foster care with us she decided she wanted to help find a way we could help other foster kids like herself. She remembered what it was like for her to leave her home and come to move in with us.
Initially entering foster care is probably one of the scariest days any kid could ever face. At a moments notice they are told to pack whatever they can fit into a trash bag. Told that they can no longer live at they only home they've ever known. That they are going to have to live with strangers now. That can be pretty terrifying for any child. Sadly throughout a child's time in foster care they may be bounced between foster homes time and time again for a number of reasons.
With that thought in mind Molly wanted to raise money to create Sweet Cases, a type of care package, in the form of a decorated duffel bags filled with a stuffed animal bear and some basic necessities to help these kids with their move into foster care. These duffel bags also serve as permanent piece of luggage these children can call their own to use over and over if needed. For every $25 raised we can put together one bag for a child. If we can add a small ray of light to the process, give it a little more dignity, perhaps even make that day even a little less scary for these kids then why wouldn't we try?
Last year, Molly was able to raise just over $6000 which allowed her to donate over 200 bags to other foster kids. We were extremely proud of her. This year now that she is finally adopted she would like to give back again to those that are about to start on their journey into foster care. A journey which Molly just finished. She'd love your help to surpass last years $6000.
She realizes not all of you might be able to donate but you all have the ability to spread the word to your friends to get them involved. Please share this with them or re-post it if at all possible. After the fundraiser is complete Molly will need volunteers that are willing to help decorate, personalize and pack these bags. All donations made on this webpage go straight to "Together We Rise".
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this and for helping show Molly that even the tiniest of voices can effect positive change in the world.
-Tim, Anna and Molly
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