aging out of foster care

2021 Pack A Purse™ Drive Without A Purse Packing Party

  My 100-acre dream includes a Foster Youth Resource Center where Pack A Purse™ Drive and Pack A Backpack™ Drive donations can be collected and distributed year-round. In addition to connecting youth and young adults who are at risk of aging out of foster care or have aged out of foster care with community resources, …

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12th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive Thank You and 2018 Total

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Thanks to the generosity and compassion of all the donors, sponsors, ambassadors and volunteers of our 12th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive, we collected and distributed 972 purses filled with toiletries and 117 cosmetic bags and wallets to 22 youth serving organizations. Our amazing team of volunteers sorted, filled, and packed hundreds of …

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Opinion: I Listen to My Foster Youth Interns. They Deserve to Be Heard

  Opinion: I Listen to My Foster Youth Interns. They Deserve to Be Heard Rep. Brenda Lawrence Internships can be much more than answering phone calls and giving Capitol tours Congressional interns may learn something on the Hill, but they’re also there to teach, Lawrence writes. As co-chair of the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus, I am …

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Pack A Backpack Drive Extended Through May 31, 3018

  During the month of May – National Foster Care Month – we take the time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.   Our Annual Pack A Backpack™ Drive has …

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Businesses Can Sponsor Pack A Backpack Drive

  Our Annual Pack A Backpack™ Drive will end on May 6, 2018, but there is still time for businesses to sponsor our drive or donate backpacks and deodorant, lotion, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash for teen boys in foster homes, group homes, and homeless shelters. Donations will be delivered to youth serving organizations during …

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Commemorate National Foster Care Month With Pack A Backpack Drive

  Children and teens enter foster care through no fault of their own, because they have been abused, neglected, or abandoned and are unable to continue living safely with their families. More often than not, the separation from their families is an additional trauma. Children and youth in foster care often have few belongings and …

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