Bags for Foster ChildrenThis program was initiated to design, create and distribute personal care packages for children recently removed from their homes or newly placed in foster care. Did you know…?
- The JLLC provides approximately 200 bags each year
- The bags are distributed through local and regional offices of the Department of Children and Family Services
- The JLLC also gives bags to the local Women’s Shelter, Transitional Living Program and Harbour House
What’s in that bag?
Each duffel bag, which has a detachable backpack & overnight case, is stuffed with much-needed toiletries plus items (diapers, bottles, clothes, games, books, footballs, stuffed animals, etc.) that will help kids smile during a tough transition. Depending on the ages and the weather, the bag may also contain sunglasses, sunscreen, mittens or scarves.
The children remain nameless & faceless to the JLLC but hold a special place in our hearts.