One of our board members came to us with an article he had just read that broke his heart. In it he saw a tremendous need. He asked if there was anything we could do to help meet this need.
It had to do with foster and at-risk children.
In our country alone, there are over 425,000 in the foster care system. When many of these children 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. Many of the stories of these children are heartrending. They have very few things to call their own.
We can do SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. We can provide a SUITCASE for these kids. It will be theirs. They can take it wherever they go. Something they can call their own. And, in every suitcase we are placing the ABC’s of Character book and music CD which reinforces life-changing values.
We can do this! We can meet a simple but profound need.
Together we can make this happen! And it becomes “A Case for Character!”