For every course purchased, Student Services Academy will donate $10 to Comfort Cases. With that donation, Comfort Cases will provide a child entering foster care with a Comfort XL, a large duffel bag where youth can place their belongings and never have to experience the indignity of carrying them in a trash bag.
What’s in the duffel bag?
• Small duffel bag or backpack
• Pajamas or Sleepwear (Child Size 10 to Adult XXL)
• Small Blanket
• Adult Toothbrush • Toothpaste*
• Shampoo & Conditioner*
• Soap or Body Wash • Deodorant*
• Stuffed Animal
• Journal, Pens, & Pencils
Who is Rob Scheer?
Forty years ago, Rob entered the foster care system as a child who had lost both parents. He was brought into a house of strangers with all of his belongings in a tattered and torn trash bag. Eight years ago, 4 children, who are now his daughter and 3 sons, arrived on his doorstep through foster care. As they entered his home for the very first time, each clutched a garbage bag holding the few items they called their own. Scheer was floored. How, after thirty years, were children in the foster system still carrying their life in a bag used for trash? After searching for a means to provide dignity to kids in care, an idea was born. With the vision of assembling cases for youth in need, an invitation was extended to the community for family and friends to come together. In December 2013, this gathering marked the first Packing Party to assemble what is now lovingly called Comfort Cases, and the 501(c)(3) charitable organization was born.
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