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February 2014 Winner

Sweet Cases

Danny Mendoza
Chino · CA
Overview
What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

I want to eliminate the use of trash bags as suitcases for children traveling from placement to placement& provide them with basic necessities they are without.

How will you use the $10k?

With this money I will assemble and distribute over 500 care packages to children in the foster care system in America.

What impact do you hope to make?

With this project I hope to ease this vulnerable time for foster youth by boosting their self-esteem and providing them with belongings to call their own.

Other Details
Sweet Cases

The Sweet Cases project aims to provide duffel bags and/or suitcases to foster youth when they first enter the system, since they now only receive two trash bags to move their possessions. In providing foster children with duffel bags filled with various necessities (including hygiene products) and other items (such as stuffed animals), we hope to in part change the perception the kids get when placing their belongings in a trash bag. In addition, it will allow foster children to build self-esteem and get something to call their own. TWR seeks to highlight both local and national organizations and resources in order to fill these bags and provide children with a variety of items that will enrich their lives on a day to day basis.

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