Jan. 1, 1970
Nonprofit provides personalized care bags with essentials to foster children in Savannah
SAVANNAH, GA (WTGS) — When a foster child goes to their new family they are given a trash bag with their belongings. The organization, Comfort Cases, has a goal to make sure every child has a bag with a toothbrush, pajamas, and all the other essentials.
On Wednesday, over 50 volunteers packed these cases for children in the foster care system, with each bag being personalized to the child’s age.
Founder Rob Scheer started the nonprofit 11 years ago from his own personal experience.
There are currently 12,000 children in the foster care system in Georgia and 400 to 500 children enter it every month.
“The activity today was to launch out Comfort Cases in Georgia, to get every child in care a case and a comfort XL because we want to eliminate the use of trash bags for our kids and have a piece of dignity to carry their items,” said Bhavini Solanki director of Georgia families 360, Amerigroup.
The company chose to launch in Savannah because they felt it represented the whole of Georgia. Comfort Cases is headed to Thomasville after Savannah.
“I made a promise to my children. That I would not stop every single state made sure that every single child was no longer handed a trash bag,” said Scheer.
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