Can you imagine…
if you, as a child, had to leave the only home you ever knew with only the clothing on your back and whatever would fit into a trash bag?
This is why the Begin Again Backpack exists. As children enter foster care they are often not allowed to bring their personal belongings with them. This can only add to the trauma that they are experiencing. It is our goal to alleviate the trauma and provide each foster child with a sense of belonging, stability, and ownership. This program supports the competency of protecting and nurturing children.
Kim Van Heukelom
Direct Services Supervisor
diaper rash cream/ointment baby soap and lotion
new pajamas (all sizes needed) socks and underwear (all sizes) hair brushes
deodorant (girls and boys) feminine products
shampoo and conditioner
body soap and lotion
journals and pens
coloring books and crayons appropriate toys (ages infant to 18) blanket or quilt
$25 Walmart gift cards