A grand total of 646 bags (purses, tote bags and knapsacks) filled with toiletries were collected and distributed to 18 organizations for JaMai and The Teen Toolbox’s 7th Annual Pack A Purse™ Drive. We also received 24 cosmetic bags, 8 wallets, 9 scarf sets, 10 pairs of socks, and 86 pairs of winter gloves.
Welcome to the end of 2013! Today I want to share three awesome resources available to support teens in foster care during the holiday season.
FosterClub, the national network for young people in foster care, recognizes the struggle faced by young people in and from foster care during the holidays. FosterClub provides the following Holiday Guides to offer ideas and encouragement to young people and the adults who support them.
Many of you know that my favorite movie is Krush Groove. I also love Christmas music and old school hip hop. You don’t have to be a Rocket Scientist to figure that I am a Run DMC fan and one of my favorite Christmas songs is Christmas in Hollis. Check out the video here.
A grand total of 705 purses (tote bags, duffle bags, and other gift bags) were collected and distributed to 17 organizations for JaMai and The Teen Toolbox’s 6th Annual Pack A Purse Drive.
The Children’s Home in Catonsville
Anne Arundel County Partnership for Youth and Families
DC Family and Youth Initiative
Howard County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program
Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program
Coalition of Adoption Programs
Hearts & Homes For Youth
Echelon Community Services
A Step Closer Foundation (She Matters)
Ionia Whipper House, Inc.
Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
Covenant House Washington
Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center
Child and Family Services Administration
We are grateful to all who collaborated, supported, promoted, donated, sorted, packed, and delivered purses.