Comfort Cases Joins Forces with nsoro Foundation, Mercedes-Benz, and SuthinGirl to Provide Care Packages for College Students Aging Out of Foster Care
Two national nonprofits focused on foster care join forces with a corporate titan–Mercedes-Benz USA, a philanthropist and a woman-owned business to provide college care packages to collegians aging out of foster care.
Atlanta, GA and Rockville, MD (October 13, 2020) – The nsoro Educational Foundation, located in Atlanta, Georgia is a national nonprofit that provides post-secondary scholarships to youth aging out of foster care. Comfort Cases, located in Rockville, MD, is a national nonprofit whose mission provides dignity and comfort to youth of all ages in foster care by providing them with backpacks filled with personal items. The two organizations collaborated with one goal in mind, super serve collegians aging out of foster care. Their efforts resulted in the quintessential college care package filled with essentials for optimal learning and packaged with items that make students feel loved and supported. On Monday, October 12, nsoro and their alumni volunteers will assemble packages in their Atlanta headquarters.
nsoro secured partnerships with one national corporation, a philanthropist and Georgia based SUTHINGIRL https://suthingirl.com/ to donate product for boxes of “mama love” noted Ashley Stamoulis, Founder.
Erica J. Bolden, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Corporate Social Responsibility at Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) generously donated herringbone blankets, backpacks, special water bottles, eco-friendly kitchen ware on behalf of MBUSA and philanthropist Lindsey Craft-Goins bigheartedly donated Microsoft Office software to the entire 2020 cohort of new scholarship recipients. SUTHINGIRL donated highly curated gifts from her world-renowned subscription box. nsoro’s collaborative care package checks all the boxes, addressing their scholars’ needs and wish list.
“Our missions are different yet similar in that we want to support and help youth in foster care, no matter their age, because we know they are struggling and are making difficult decisions every day. This partnership is incredible and we were happy to send along our filled comfort cases and duffle bags to nsoro so they can then get them into the hands of their amazing scholars,” said Rob Scheer, Comfort Cases Co-Founder.
“Our scholars are gladiators with G.R.I.T., greatness rising in time! But even warriors need a soft place to land at the end of the day. That is what we endeavored to create with this year’s College Care Package, a gentle reminder that our collegians are not alone. From fun items to the essentials, like software, this collaboration will serve as a resounding reminder that our young people are part of an even larger family of corporate and community partners that are committed to their success,” said Monica Pantoja, Executive Director, The nsoro Educational Foundation.
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About Comfort Cases
Comfort Cases is a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Rockville, Md. Rob and Reece Scheer established the charity in October 2013 on a mission to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth entering the foster care system by providing them with backpacks filled with personal items such as toothbrushes, pajamas, soap, shampoo, conditioner and a blanket, among other things. To date, the charity has distributed more than 100,000 Cases to children in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit www.comfortcases.org.
About The nsoro Educational Foundation
Founded in 2005, The nsoro Educational Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit providing access to and attainment of post-secondary education for all youth aging out of foster care. nsoro currently supports 302 scholars across 32 states attending 191 fully accredited post-secondary institutions. nsoro has funded 346 scholar graduates creating a population of thriving and educated young people who aged out of foster care defying the odds.
For more information visit https://nsoro.foundation
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), the sales and marketing arm for Mercedes-Benz in the United States and headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States from the sporty A-Class sedan to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT R.
MBUSA’s philanthropic efforts are focused on youth education and empowerment. On a national level, the company supports Laureus Sport for Good which uses sports to help at-risk youth and the Johnny Mac Soldier’s Fund which provides scholarships to children of the fallen military.
SUTHINGIRL is the creator of The Pink Box, a subscription box and gifting service featuring collections of award-winning and indie southern brands + artists. Our mission is to celebrate the southern lifestyle, serve as the premier resource to Shop the South®, nurture + grow southern brands, and give back. In the South, all our backyards touch. This is one of our favorite southern expressions. We joyfully give back to nonprofit organizations on behalf of the amazing SuthinGirls who shop our site.