Suitcases 4 Kids
"Approximately 13,000 Michigan children are in foster care at any given time." (http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-60126---,00.html)
Guardian Angels Suitcases 4 Kids is a Michigan charity that helps ease the transition of children in the foster care system.
Many of these children are taken from an abusive or neglectful home and have already suffered a great deal. They have no one they trust and nothing but a garbage bag full of a few belongings. That is what these children are given, a black plastic garbage bag.
Guardian Angels helps to provide a care bag to each child when they come into care that contains age appropriate items that they can keep forever. Having something they can call their own is our way of making their transition a little bit easier, and letting them know that someone really does care.
Wait, there's more! Guardian Angels also has an inventory of no charge items that are available to foster children in need. We work with the DHHS and private foster agencies to help meet the needs of every child we can, whether it be a calculator for school or a wardrobe to get them started in their new home.
How can I help?
Guardian Angels Suitcases 4 Kids accepts many forms of donations. If you would like to make a care bag you can click on the link above and follow the suggested directions. If you are not interested in making a care bag but have some new or gently used items you would like to donate click here for more information. And of course monetary donations are always greatly appreciated and accepted via PayPal. Guardian Angels operates as a Michigan Non Profit with 501(c)3 status, Check out the rest of the site for more about me, my blog and the forum that connects our users. Join today and become a member, it's free to everyone!