200,000th Comfort Case® Packed and Distributed to Support Local Youth in Foster Care
ROCKVILLE, MD. (PRWEB) JANUARY 09, 2023
On its 10th anniversary year of providing hope and dignity to youth in foster care, international non-profit Comfort Cases proudly announces that the 200,000th “Comfort Case®” was packed and distributed to a youth in foster care at a “packing party” on Saturday, January 7, 2023. The packing party took place in Salt Lake City and was hosted by John and Jack Barlow, the founders of Fresh Wolf men’s grooming products and Lisa Barlow, a cast-member of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City (RHSLC).
“We are so appreciative of our friends the Barlows for hosting this milestone event for us,” states Rob Scheer, founder of Comfort Cases. “We started our organization to stop the practice of children being given a trash bag to carry their belongings in, which to this day remains standard practice. The fact that we’ve helped 200,000 youth over the past 10 years makes my heart sing – entering foster care is often a traumatic experience, and of no fault of the child, so the fact we can make the process just a bit easier and for the child will continue to be our mission.”
Saturday’s packing party took place at Tree House Athletic Club in Draper, a suburb of Salt Lake City. More than 30 volunteers, including local youth from Corner Canyon High School in Draper, packed 300 Comfort XL duffle bags and comfort cases® – backpacks filled with age-appropriate items including a new set of pajamas, a blanket, a hygiene kit (toothbrush, toothpaste, individual soap and shampoo and if appropriate female hygiene products), a “stuffy” and a book or journal.
RHSLC’s Lisa Barlow, co-host of the packing party stated that “I am lucky enough to call Rob Scheer my friend and have personally witnessed how this ‘good human’ puts his absolute everything into helping youth in foster care.” She continued, “it is all of our responsibility to look out for and support our children – thank you Rob and the team at Comfort Cases for all you are doing nationally and for the youth in foster care in Salt Lake City.
The Comfort Cases® were distributed to local foster care organization, Brighter Futures.
“We launched Fresh Wolf in 2019 and as part of our mission, for every item sold, one is given to a child in the foster care system,” states Jack Barlow, co-founder of Fresh Wolf. “We’ve supported Comfort Cases’ mission from the start and are thrilled to have had this opportunity to actually pack up some comfort cases® with our friends to give back to our local community.”
There are currently more than 437,000 youth in foster care in the United States and approximately 2,700 youth in foster care in Utah.
About Fresh Wolf
Fresh Wolf is a luxury line of Men’s professional grooming products. Created for tradition and consistency, our products were formulated with luxury key ingredients for both father and son and anyone who is vested in optimal hair performance and strength, structure and consistent quality and aesthetic of hair and body wash.
The brand launched in early 2019, as there was a need when it came to great, structured hair and body products for males. There are currently 7 products in the Fresh Wolf line with expansions coming soon. Free of parabens, sulfates, and toxins, Fresh Wolf products are safe for ages 3+
Fresh Wolf is proud to support Foster Care. Our purpose goes beyond providing the highest quality products at affordable prices. For every unit sold a bottle is given to a child in the foster care system. Stand with us to make a difference.
Fresh Wolf is available on FreshWolf.com and Amazon.
About Comfort Cases
Comfort Cases is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care. Founded in 2013, Comfort Cases has distributed 200,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags to children in the foster care system in all 50 states, DC, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.
In 2021, Comfort Cases was given a Global Giving All-Star designation, meaning good reporting, phenomenal mission, and great response time. Comfort Cases is also a gold-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating commitment to transparency.
Having grown up in foster care, Rob Scheer, the CEO of Comfort Cases travels the country to share his story, advocating for youth and sharing his mission. Rob and his husband Reece have adopted five children who were in the foster care system. Rob’s memoir, A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time, was published in 2018. Rob also hosts Fostering Change, a weekly audio and video podcast ranked for two consecutive years as the #1 podcast with a focus on foster care and adoption. For more information about Comfort Cases, please visit: http://www.comfortcases.org.
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