A STEP CLOSER FOUNDATION, INC 2014 Recipient

A STEP CLOSER FOUNDATION, INC 2014 Recipient

 

A STEP CLOSER FOUNDATION, INC.

 

               MCBF awarded $1,500 to this organization for its “Trash Bags to Travel Bags” initiative.  This initiative provides children living and entering into the foster care system with luggage -- replacing the current practice of transporting their belongings in trash bags when changing homes.  A Step Closer Foundation gives real travel bags filled with essential items including a small photo album to contain a few pictures of pre-foster care life the child may have brought, a journal for recording important information and their thoughts, a coloring book and other puzzles and reading books for their leisure.  The younger children, in particular, get stuffed animals, blankets, book bags and school supplies.  Essential toiletries based on gender are also provided, as well as seasonal items such as winter hats and gloves.  This is a repeat grant recipient for this very worth-while program.  The program reaches thousands of foster children within the Baltimore metropolitan area.  For more information, go to www.astepcloser.org.

 

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