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The PEERS Network helped prepare over 100 suitcases for A Case for Character through Foreverkids.org on December 10, 2016.
In our country alone, there are over 440,000 in the foster care system. When foster kids are transferred to another home, which is often, they are given a small plastic bag and just hours to pack. All they can take with them is what fits into that bag. We can do something about this. We can provide a SUITCASE with character materials for these kids, A Case for Character! It will be theirs and they can take it wherever they go. Something they can call their own.
A Case for Character through Forever Kids
When we stepped into ministry several decades ago, we had no idea where this journey would lead us. We wanted to affect our culture and the lives around us, regardless of the personal cost.
As we continue to seek for ways to affect our culture and our world, many opportunities come our way. We have never felt led to embrace any until now.
One of our Forever Kids board members came to me recently with a report that broke his heart. He asked if there was anything our organization could do to reach this need. We felt we should expand the work of Forever Kids to take on a need that is a systemic cause for serious problems in our nation today. It is the dilemma of foster children.
In our country alone, there are over 400,000 (Dept. of HHS Child Welfare Report 2012) in the foster care system. When many of these children are transferred to another home, they are given a plastic bag and just hours to pack. The stories of these children are heartrending. They have few things to call their own.
We are very excited to announce that Forever Kids has now established a program that will give foster children their own suitcase to take with them everywhere they go. And, in every suitcase we are placing the ABC’s of Character book and music CD. We are calling it:
A Case for Character http://www.foreverkids.org/