Meet Rob Scheer
- Motivational Speaker
Growing up in an abusive household before his placement in foster care, Rob had all the odds stacked against him. Kicked out of his foster family’s home within weeks after turning eighteen—with a year left of high school to go—he had to resort to sleeping in his car and in public bathrooms. He suffered from drug addiction and battled with depression, never knowing when his next meal would be or where he would sleep at night. But by true perseverance, he was able to find his own path and achieve his wildest dreams.
Today, Rob Scheer is the founder of Comfort Cases and an outspoken advocate for youth in foster care. His interview with Upworthy went viral in February 2017 garnering more than 100 million views, and he was later featured on Ellen and The Today Show.
Every child deserves the chance for a bright future. Education is one vital way
to increase opportunity. Approximately 26% of youth in foster care who
finish high school will attend college. Astoundingly, less than 3% of youth in
foster care will graduate from college. Comfort Cases’ community is committed to
changing these statistics.
"I remember carrying a trash bag and feeling worthless, like nobody cared about me."
Every child deserves to know that they matter.
In 2013, Rob’s family and their community founded Comfort Cases and set out on a mission to eliminate trash bags from the foster care system. Each is packed with a cozy new pair of pajamas, a stuffed animal to hug, a toothbrush, soap, and other personal care items. The gift of these simple items tells a child, you matter.