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Putting Their Best Foot Forward

Rob Scheer

Best Foot Forward will host its annual Sole Mates Luncheon Nov. 9 at the Boca West Country Club at 11:30 a.m.

The Anchor Award will be given to Rob Scheer for his distinguished work, tireless dedication and extraordinary contributions to foster care children in the Best Foot Forward program.

The Anchor Award is bestowed annually by Best Foot Forward (BFF), the only nonprofit organization in Palm Beach County dedicated to the educational success of youth who have been abused, neglected or abandoned and have entered the foster care system. The Sole Mates Luncheon is instrumental in helping BFF provide students with life essentials that go beyond their academic needs.

Rob Scheer is the founder of Comfort Cases, a 501(c)(3) organization established in 2013 with the mission of offering hope and dignity to youth in foster care by providing assembled backpacks filled with comfort and personal care items to youth entering foster care.

An estimated 700 children enter the system daily and are often given a trash bag to place their life’s possessions.  To date, more than 185,000 Comfort Cases and Comfort XL duffel bags have been distributed to children in foster care in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.

Scheer is no stranger to foster care, having entered the system more than 40 years ago with just a tattered and torn trash bag. He aged out of foster care at 18, became homeless and once again carried his possessions in a trash bag.

Since that time, Scheer has served in the military, and moved on to have a successful career in banking and technology. He is also the author of “A Forever Family: Fostering Change One Child at a Time.”

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