For the 2nd year, the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee will be collecting monetary donations as well as items to benefit Philadelphia area children transitioning into foster care at the December 18th CLE luncheon at the Union League. We are again partnering with Comfort Cases to put together the Comfort Cases, which are small duffel bags or backpacks with the following items (see below – also attached for ease of reference), and with CASA to distribute the Comfort Cases to our area’s foster children. Please note, if you are donating items, please donate a completed comfort case or partner with others to donate a completed case.

 Below are some helpful links to the Comfort Cases website, an article about Comfort Cases, and a link to the CASA website. The PADC Board considers this project to be a very worthwhile cause since it is not just about backpacks and belongings but about the self-esteem of vulnerable children in our community.

 Thank you, in advance, for your generosity. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

https://www.comfortcases.org/

http://people.com/human-interest/comfort-cases-former-foster-child-helps-other-kids-in-foster-care/

 http://www.casaphiladelphia.org/

Baby (Under 2 years of age)

  • Small duffel bag or backpack
  • Pajamas (newborn to 18-24 months)
  • Baby Blanket
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Baby Body Wash
  • Baby Lotion
  • Diaper Wipes
  • Diaper Ointment or Baby Powder
  • Baby Bibs
  • Baby Washcloths
  • Toddler Safe Stuffed Animal
  • Board Book

Youth Ages 2 to 9 Years Old

  • Small duffel bag or backpack
  • Pajamas (2T-9)
  • Small Blanket
  • Youth Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste*
  • Shampoo & Conditioner*
  • Lotion*
  • Soap or Body Wash
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Coloring Book & Crayons
  • Book

Youth Ages 10 and Over

  • Small duffel bag or backpack
  • Pajamas or Sleepwear (Child Size 10 to Adult XXL)
  • Small Blanket
  • Adult Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste*
  • Shampoo & Conditioner*
  • Lotion*
  • Soap or Body Wash
  • Deodorant*
  • Stuffed Animal
  • Journal, Pens, & Pencils
  • Book

*unope­ned travel-size toil­etries only please*