Over 700 children enter the foster care system every single day.
Most are given a trash bag to carry their belongings...
These children have been neglected and often feel like they don’t matter. Many do not own a toothbrush or have a pair of pajamas. At Comfort Cases, we believe that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity. Every child deserves to pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their very own.
At 12 years old, Rob was given a trash bag to pack his belongings, as he entered his first foster home. Nearly 30 years later when he became a foster parent, his first four children arrived at his home with trash bags. He was saddened that nothing had changed. 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.
We believe in a compassionate community that cares for the most vulnerable among us, and we can all do something to bring comfort to children in foster care. Please join us as we work to eliminate trash bags from the system and show children in foster care that they matter.
Our 2023 Annual BBQ Benefit Fundraiser is a celebration of the incredible work we have done as a community to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care, and to raise funds to ensure this important work continues. Since 2013, we have distributed over 200,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.