Jan. 1, 1970
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court to Host Fifth Annual Pack-a-Trolley to Benefit Comfort Cases Non-Profit
Baltimore, MD –November 2022 – Many times, when a youth is entering foster care, has been removed from their home for allegations of abuse, or is facing homelessness, they are forced to move from house to house with all their personal belongings stuffed into a black trash bag. Comfort Cases, an international non-profit organization whose mission is to promote Hope and Dignity to youth in foster care, has changed that paradigm by providing them with a Comfort Case® or a Comfort XL, to replace the practice of using trash bags. The backpack or duffel bag contains personal items such as new pajamas, a soft blanket, toiletries, dental hygiene kits, a book and a stuffed animal, among other items.
On Friday, December 16, 2022, from 7:30AM -3:00pm, Royal Sonesta Harbor Court will host the Fifth Annual Pack-a-Trolley event to benefit Comfort Cases. A trolley, provided by American Limousines, will be parked in front of Royal Sonesta Harbor Court on Light Street where volunteers and staff will be on site to accept backpacks, backpack items and donations as well as monetary contributions.
WHAT: Fifth Annual Pack-a-Trolley to benefit Comfort Cases
Presented by Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
WHEN: Friday. December 16, 2022
7:30 am-3:00 pm
WHERE: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore in front of Espresso’s Café on Light Street
550 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202
WHY: Comfort Cases is a national non-profit whose mission is to provide comfort and dignity to children entering foster care by providing them with Comfort XLs, duffel bags, and Comfort Cases®, backpacks filled with essential personal items such as shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, body wash, toys, coloring books and much more. With their tagline, #NoMoreTrashBags, they seek to provide all youth entering into foster care with these essential and comfort elements to encourage self-esteem, confidence and self-reliance. Since its inception in 2013, Comfort Cases has distributed over 185,000 cases in all 50 states including Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia in addition to Puerto Rico and since 2021, the United Kingdom.
MORE INFO: For more information, visit www.comfortcases.org or call 301-605-7813.
ABOUT COMFORT CASES
Comfort Cases is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care. Founded in 2013, Comfort Cases has distributed more than 185,000 Comfort Cases® and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in the foster care system in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom. More information can be found at www.comfortcases.org.
In 2021, Comfort Cases was given a Global Giving All-Star designation, meaning good reporting, phenomenal mission and great response time. Comfort Cases is also a gold-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating commitment to transparency.
Having grown up in foster care, Rob Scheer, the CEO of Comfort Cases travels the country to share his story, advocating for youth and share his mission. Rob and his husband Reece have adopted five children who were in the foster care system. He is the host of Fostering Change, an award-winning, weekly podcast that fort two consecutive years has been ranked the #1 podcast for issues regarding foster care and adoption. Rob’s memoir, A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time, was published in 2018.
ABOUT ROYAL SONESTA HARBOR COURT BALTIMORE
The Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, a full service hotel located in Baltimore’s picturesque Inner Harbor, is uniquely located close to the waterfront and highlights the energy, liveliness, history and vibrancy of Charm City. With over 203 spacious guestrooms and 21 suites, the hotel offers a perfect destination for social events, business meetings and conferences alike. Within walking distance, guests will delight in finding world class attractions, shopping destinations, museums, historic sites, entertainment venues, theaters and sports arenas. For business travelers, the hotel is conveniently located close to the Convention Center and downtown business districts and provides easy access to both Amtrak’s Penn Station and BWI airport. For more information, log onto www.sonesta.com/baltimore or call 410-234-0550.
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