Comfort Bags for Foster Children

UPDATED!!!

My name is Zachary Miller, and I will become a Bar Mitzvah on August 18, 2018.  Part of becoming a Bar Mitzvah is helping others in your community.

For my Mitzvah Project, I would like to help bring comfort to children placed in foster care in Palm Beach County, Florida.  Hundreds of local children are removed from their families each year.  They are often removed from their homes quickly and cannot take many of their belongings with them.   

I am putting together Comfort and Care Bags for children ages 5-10 who are entering the foster care system in Palm Beach County. 

Each Comfort and Care Bag is a drawstring backpack that includes:
-a cuddly teddy bear
-a soft fleece blanket
-toiletries (wet/dry brush, toothbrush, toothpaste, individually wrapped kids flossers, body wash/shampoo, tissues) -a coloring book or activity book
-a small journal
-16 count Crayola crayons
-a  reusable water bottle
-a snack pack (goldfish, pretzels, chewy fruit snacks)

The completed bags will be given to  two organizations for distribution:
-Child Protective Investigator Supervisors with the Department of Children and Families
-The Foster Children's Project at the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County

I started off the project by donating $300 from my savings account, which allowed me to purchase items needed for approximately 12 Comfort and Care Bags

**And with your assistance, we have now fully funded Comfort and Care Bags for 72 local foster children!**

I am now increasing my goal to $2400, which will fund 96 Comfort and Care Bags!  Please consider making a donation to help comfort to a local foster child--any amount will help.

Thank you, and I will continue to update the progress of my project!!!

Donations ()

  • Rachel WARE  
    • $25 
    • 21 mos
  • Ms.Mitchell Ms. De La Paz 
    • $100 
    • 21 mos
  • Georgene Eisenberg 
    • $18 
    • 22 mos
  • Tammy Camden 
    • $20 
    • 22 mos
  • JANIE CHAVEZ 
    • $50 
    • 22 mos
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Organizer

Zachary Miller 
Organizer
West Palm Beach, FL
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