It is hard to image having to go into the foster care system, and often kids in the position having nothing with them - not a change of clothes, a tooth brush, or a toy. Our goal is to have volunteers fill 100 "Packs of Hope" back packs filled with essential clothing and items to children and youth who are transitioning into out-of-home or foster care.
This project is being done in conjunction with Packs of Hope, an organization committed to helping/supporting kids and families in foster care.
We need volunteers willing to shop for new items that will be placed in these supplied packs. Each Pack of Hope will contain a shirt, pants, socks, underwear, pj's, sweatshirt, toothbrush, and book or toy. We estimate the cost to fill a pack at $25.
When you sign-up, you can indicate how many packs you are willing to fill by adding "guests." If you sign-up and have no guests, that will indicate your participation by filling one pack.
Volunteers are responsible for bringing the pack to Grace Chapel, 8505 S Valley Highway, Englewood, CO.
Also, watch for another, upcoming related volunteer opportunity - sorting/organizing the packs.