One of our board members came to us with an article he had just read that broke his heart. In it he saw a tremendous need. He asked if there was anything we could do to help meet this need. It had to do with foster and at-risk children. In our country alone, there are over 440,000 in the foster care system. When many of these children are transferred to another home, which is often, they are given a small trash bag and just hours to pack. All they can take with them is what fits into that bag.
Duffels4Kids that is a brilliant idea to have a page with those connections present! While we've begun to expand outside of California, we are always hearing from people coast to coast. This last year people from Canada, Germany, Norway, and England have even written to us saying the crisis with foster children and trash bags is in their countries as well.
Thank you for mentioning us in your comment! It would be wonderful to collaborate with others who have the same passion for foster kids as we do. Our goal is to reach foster children in every state throughout the U.S.