Help children in the United States enter the foster care system with dignity!
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Every day hundreds of children enter the foster care system. In 2014 alone, 264,000 children were entered into foster care in the United States. Unfortunately, most of these children arrive with their belongings in a trash bag. The only thing that belongs in a trash bag is trash. Together We Rise created a program called Sweet Cases to help provide new duffel bags to children in foster care nationwide.The bags include a teddy bear, blanket, hygiene kit, crayons, and a coloring book, and will be provided to foster agencies, CPS, police offices, and foster parents to ensure that the children receive them.
With your help we can provide a duffel bag for a new child entering the foster care system. Your donation will help children feel welcomed and unique during this difficult transition. Just $10 provides a bag for a new foster care child.
Report from the field
Donors like you helped Together We Rise distribute 36,099 Sweet Cases to children in foster care across the country as of June 2017. Children like Antonio who sent this wonderful thank you card:
"Antonio has asked me every day if you got his thank you card. He has enjoyed the bag so much and still takes it everywhere with him! He really struggles with self-esteem and it is so wonderful to see him light up when he talks about his "teammates" and friends! (Although sometimes it takes a lot of explaining to people who don't know about your organization) we just wanted to re-express how grateful we are! Keep up the awesome work, it makes such a difference!!" — Antonio's Foster Parent
Another Together We Rise recepient enjoying her bag!
Together We Rise is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way youth navigate through the foster care system in America.
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