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Pack A Purse™Drive 2013 Thank You

Published on December 30, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

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.

 

Recipients:

  1. The Children’s Home in Catonsville
  2. RICA, Baltimore
  3. Anne Arundel County Partnership for Youth and Families
  4. Arundel Women’s Housing Shelter
  5. Good Shephard Residential
  6. Maryland Foster Youth Resource Center
  7. Challengers Independent Living Program
  8. Prince George’s County Department of Social Services Independent Living Program
  9. Echelon Community Services
  10. Sasha Bruce Youthwork, Inc.
  11. Coalition of Adoption Programs
  12. Hearts & Homes For Youth
  13. Ionia Whipper House, Inc.
  14. Covenant House Washington
  15. Child and Family Services Administration
  16. DC Family and Youth Initiative
  17. BEST Kids Mentoring Program
  18. Waxter Children’s Center

 

We are grateful to all who collaborated, supported, promoted, donated, sorted, packed, and delivered purses.
Pack A Purse 2013 results

The Holiday Season and Foster Care

Published on December 2, 2013 By Nicki Sanders

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.

  1. 12 Ideas for supportive adults to help a young person in foster care through the holidays (view here)
  2. Helping Young People in Foster Care Through the Holidays (view here)
  3. FosterClub’s Guide for Getting Through the Holidays (view here)

 

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.

 

Pack A Purse Drive 2012 Gratitude

Published on December 25, 2012 By Nicki Sanders

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

 

THANK YOU!!

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.

Recipients:

The Children’s Home in Catonsville

Sarah’s House

RICA, Baltimore

Anne Arundel County Partnership for Youth and Families

DC Family and Youth Initiative

Courtney’s House

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.