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I remember the first day my daughter Amaya came to stay with us. She was four years old, moving into her third foster home and carrying her entire life in a white trash bag. We took her out to buy new clothes and she picked out a Cinderella nightgown.

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Get Involved

Thousands of children in the Washington Metropolitan Region enter the foster-care system each year. Most carry little more than the clothes on their backs. This year, CoesterVMS is teaming up with The National Center for Children and Families (NCCF) to bring the comfort of home to their journey

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Comfort Cases 2014 – Winter Packing Party

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This years winter packing party was a huge success we had over 200 volunteers come out and show there support for Comfort Cases. Through everyone’s hard work and dedication we were able to assemble 1,136 cases during the event.

We’d like to thank everyone for coming out and showing support to help kids in the foster care system.

Thank you from the team at Comfort Cases and CoesterVMS.

Please view the full gallery of photos on our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/comfortcases

Team at CoesterVMS Brian Coester, Morgan Barnes, Rob Scheer

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Brian Coester, CEO and John Coester

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CoesterVMS and Michel Wright from Majic 102.3

 

Brian Coester, CEO and Girlfriend Morgan Barnes, Elly Yanna

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on December 16th, 2014 by admin

Bringing Comfort Home – Dec 13th Winter Packing Party

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Come and join us at Comfort Cases’ “Bring Comfort Home” Winter Packing Party.

Event Details:

Date: December 13th, 2014
Time: 10 am to 12 p.m.
CoesterVMS headquarters:
7529 Standish Place, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20855

At this event volunteers will help assemble “Comfort Cases” to be distributed during the holiday season to children in need. Please bring several items from the list below to help support this great cause.

Items in need:


  • Small Suit Case/BackPack/Duffle Bag

  • Pajama Set

  • Blanket

  • Tooth Brush

  • Stuffed Animal

  • Athletic Shorts and Sweatpants

  • Hair Brush and Comb

  • Deodorant

  • Lotions and Soaps

  • Coloring Books and Crayons

  • Pens and Pencils

  • Journal

  • Monetary Donations will be accept: https://comfortcases.org/make-donation/


Every two minutes in the U.S. a child is taken from their home and placed in the foster care system. Agencies send more than 90 percent of these children directly to foster homes, institutions or group facilities within 24 hours of removal from the only home they have known. In most cases, their journey begins with little more than the clothes on their backs.We want to invite you to help us change this reality; to be a part of helping thousands of children going into foster service retain a sense of self-worth and dignity.

Comfort Cases, a non-profit charitable organization that provides vitally needed personal items to children in the foster system, offers children the necessities as they begin their journey to the rest of their lives. Through the simple act of providing a bag with personal items that they can always call their own, Comfort Cases is making a difference.We thank you in advance for your time and your generous donation to Comfort Cases. You have become a part of the movement to change a child’s life and build a foundation of compassion that they will never forget.

Please follow the link below to RSVP:



Direct Link: http://coestervms.actonsoftware.com/acton/form/9775/0009:d-0001/0/index.htm


Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1498680590381449/



Comfort Cases is a 501©3 charity whose board covers all operational costs and overhead. 100% of the proceeds collected or money donated go directly to children in need. We were recently covered by the Bristow Beat for one of our “Packing Parties” in which all of the donated items are assembled and then ultimately delivered to the kids. http://bristowbeat.com/news/community-creates-1200-comfort-cases-for-local-foster-children/Monetary Donations: https://comfortcases.org/make-donation/Donate a case: http://comfortcases.org/get-involved/Please visit www.comfortcases.org/ or e-mail ncalfee@comfortcases.org for more information.



[1] Figures based on Foster Care Statistics 2012. n.d.

on November 19th, 2014 by admin

Linton Hall School Packing Party

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We would like to thank the great people and volunteers that came out for the packing party on September 27th at Linton Hall School. The event was a great success and we were able to assemble over 1,200 cases for children in the foster care system.

We were also fortunate to have the event featured in the “Bristow Beat”, please follow the link below.

http://bristowbeat.com/news/community-creates-1200-comfort-cases-for-local-foster-children/

Here our some great pictures from the event:

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ComfortCases Assembly Line of Volunteers

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The Prep work as volunteers get ready for a busy day

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Packing Party in Full Swing as we assemble over 1,200 cases for foster kids

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A wall of comfort cases is beginning to take shape

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Rob Scheer the Founder of Comfort Cases with Volunteers

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Back Packs ready to be packed

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Final Case Count at CoesterVMS headquarters

on September 4th, 2014 by admin

Comfort Cases Back to School Packing Party

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With the school year fast approaching CoesterVMS charity organization Comfort Cases has organized its first annual Back to School Packing Drive. This event will provide you in MD, VA and DC with desperately needed supplies required for their education. See below for information on donating today!

Drive Dates:

July 22nd - August 25th

Items Needed:
  • Back Pack
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Lined Paper
  • Highlighters
  • Pencils (No 2. and Colored)
  • Pens
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Binders
  • Pencil Pouch
  • Calculators
  • Crayons
  • Scissors
  • Spiral Notebooks
Donation Center:

Comfort Cases Head Quarters

7529 Standish Place, Suite 200

Rockville, MD 20855



Questions:Please contact Noelle Calfee at ncalfee@comfortcases.org or visit www.comfortcases.org for more details.

on July 30th, 2014 by admin