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Founder Rob Scheer at the Comfort Cases Gala

Providing Hope And Inspiration

Our Annual Gala is to celebrate 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 150,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia.

With 700 children entering foster care every day, and over 430,000 currently in care, we must keep going. Thank you for joining our mission to eliminate trash bags from the system. You are truly making a difference by letting these children know that they matter.

Rob and Reece's Family

A Message From Our Founders

2022 marks an exciting year for Comfort Cases – our 10th Anniversary! The year will be filled with celebrations of all shapes and sizes, but will be capped off with our 8th Annual Gala. This year’s event will be a fun family Backyard BBQ at the beautiful Comus Farm in Dickerson, Maryland.

Save the Date for the Gala – Saturday October 8, 2022 from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

Tickets are now on sale!

  • Early bird adult tickets will be $125 until August 15th, and $50 for children, which will help support our donations of much needed Comfort Cases and Comfort XL’s to children in foster care.
  • For more information and to purchase tickets, click the link below!

And stay tuned, more details to come on this exciting event soon!

Rob & Reece Scheer
Founders

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The 2022 Scott Isaacson Scholarship

In 2015, Comfort Cases began awarding scholarships to support youth in foster care attending college or trade school. For the 2021-2022 school year, gracious supporters of the Comfort Cases Scholarship Program have sponsored funding for two (2) scholarships. Each scholarship will provide tuition assistance to two (2) graduating high school seniors enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program or trade school program in the Fall of 2021. According to the most recent research, less than 3% of youth in foster care graduate from college. The Comfort Cases community is committed to changing that number. Education opens doors to better opportunities, and every child deserves the chance for a bright future.

This year, we present this scholarship is in honor of Scott Isaacson, the Account Manager at Integrity Staffing who was tragically lost in 2019 due to workplace violence in Phoenix. Scott and his husband Kevin were huge advocates of foster care programs and proudly adopted their son from a foster program in Reno NV. Integrity Staffing has been a great supporter and partner of Comfort Cases for years.

Deadline to apply is 5pm, ET on August 5th!

Apply Here

Featured Guests & Entertainment

Emcee Alec Mapa

Alec is an American actor, comedian and writer. He got his first professional break when he was cast to replace B.D. Wong for the role of Song Liling in the Broadway production of M. Butterfly. He later gained notoriety for the roles of Adam Benet in Half & Half and Suzuki St. Pierre in Ugly Betty. He is also known for his recurring role as Vern in Desperate Housewives. He co-hosted the Logo Network reality dating game show Transamerican Love Story. He is currently recurring in the role of Renzo in Switched at Birth.

The Como Brothers

The Como Brothers, Matt and Andrew Como, are musicians from Long Island who are passionate about their original music and heartfelt lyrics. Combining a pop and rock easy listening sound with a blues vibe, they have written and recorded multiple albums and EP’s of original songs. Matt and Andrew have had songs featured in TV shows such as E! Network’s Keeping Up with the Kardashians, MTV’s The Real World, and Oxygen’s Best Ink, and on global in-store playlists for H&M, Zara, and Pull Bear among others.

Photo of the Venue for the 8th Annual Comfort Cases Gala

Event Details

Awards Ceremony | Silent & Live Auction | Dinner | Entertainment

Location: Comus Farm
Date & Time: Saturday, October 8, 2022   1:00-5:00pm
Address: 16520 Comus Road, Dickerson, MD 20842
Attire: BBQ Casual

Hotel Accommodations

Marriott Courtyard Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center

For those needing a hotel room, we have a special event rate available. The hotel is located at:

204 Boardwalk Place
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

Backyard BBQ Gala Room Block
Start Date: Friday, October 7, 2022
End Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Last Day to Book: Friday, September 9, 2022

Book Here

Corporate Sponsors

Corporate sponsorships are available! Please click below to view the opportunities and register your company.

Custom opportunities are also available. To inquire, please contact Dorothy.

Sponsorship Opportunities

2021 Gala Photos

Dolly Parton Auction Item

Now Accepting Live & Silent Auction Donations

Do you have an item to donate for our Gala’s auction?

We seek items like experiences, getaways, unique collectibles, and more for inclusion in our live and silent auctions. Donating an auction item is a great way to support Comfort Cases’ mission. For businesses, this is an opportunity to gain exposure while supporting a good cause. All donors will be acknowledged in the Gala Program.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Comfort Cases’ mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care.

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Additional Questions

Need to know more about Comfort Cases’ 8th Annual Gala? Contact Dorothy Fuchs-Yeager at galachair@comfortcases.org