Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How to Help: Luggage

 
HOW TO HELP KIDS IN FOSTER CARE WITHOUT BECOMING A FOSTER PARENT
LUGGAGE
 
 
In the world of foster care moves can happen quick. Children are often removed from their birth homes with little notice, a social worker throwing a couple outfits and a favorite stuffed animal (if they're lucky) in whatever bag they have available.  Further moves may happen between foster placements, to a relative placement, or back to the birth family with little notice.  Often a trash bag ends up being the easiest way to pack and move in a hurry.  What does that say to a child?  That they and their personal belongings aren't worth much.  This sentiment is heard often from adults who grew up in the foster system and something that can be addressed easily.
 
Having proper luggage to move children is an easy way to show children in foster care that they are precious and loved.  If you have old luggage stored away in your attic or find a decent luggage bag at Goodwill, pick it up and donate it to a foster parent, case worker or agency.
 
It really could make a world of difference for a child in care!

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