Hope in a Suitcase
Location: Los Angeles
Focus: Foster Children
Hope in a Suitcase’s current program concentration is in the Greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to provide children and teens in foster care with a suitcase/duffel bag, along with basic essentials and comfort items, to make their transition and circumstances just a little easier. We want children to enter a new foster family and/or school community with dignity, and without the lasting memory of arriving with a trash bag
Type of Donations Accepted:
We are interested in partnering with individuals, social and community groups, businesses, and public and independent schools in the Los Angeles area. There are many models for highly successful drives and fundraisers. It can be as simple as emailing friends and co-workers about Hope in a Suitcase and collecting high-priority items at your home or office (e.g. New Pajamas, Sweatpants, Athletic Shorts & Shirts, etc.).
Visit http://www.hopeinasuitcase.org/take-action for a few ideas on hosting events and drives, but we welcome your creativity! Be sure to contact firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE organizing your event regarding our current needs & capacity. Hope in a Suitcase is now accepting NEW ITEMS ONLY.