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Youth Helping Youth – Pack a Fostering Hope Duffel Bag for Kids in Foster Care (K5+)

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Kids Impact Community for a kid-led celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through a virtual event and corresponding service project. With your support, your children will engage neighbors, friends and family to pack a Fostering Hope duffel bag for kids in foster care, including items such as a book, a toy, new pajamas, and a lot of love.

Nearly 100 children in Milwaukee County are removed from their homes each month because they are deemed unsafe, according to Children’s Wisconsin. And, many of these children enter foster care with little more than the clothes on their backs. A Fostering Hope duffel bag gives a child something to call their own during a challenging time of transition.

This is a great opportunity for our kids to learn they have the capability of making a real difference in our community, while spreading Dr. King’s message of equity and love!

All duffel bags will be distributed by Kids Matter Inc., an organization that supports kinship and foster children as well as all community members working to keep kids safe. Kids Matter Inc. believes that every child needs someone in their corner. Through staff and volunteers, the organization makes sure that children and their foster families get the support they need.

Purpose: Our goal with this project is to give you the opportunity to empower your children and let them know they have the capability of making change in our community!

Impact: Children will learn they can be true leaders and that their little hands can make a big impact on others by spreading Dr. King’s message of equity and love.

Part One: Virtual Event
We will gather together on Zoom to hear a story, chat about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., meet representatives from Kids Matter, Inc, learn yoga poses that give us courage and see examples of what goes into the duffel bag. We hope this event will empower your children to be leaders and help them understand the difference they are making through this project.

Part Two: Service Project

KIC will provide a duffel bag. Your children, along with an adult, will reach out to family, friends and neighbors to ask for donations to help fill the Fostering Hope Duffel Bag. After you register, we will follow up with a detailed email including important dates, more specifics about what items to collect, and prepared documents to help set your children up for success!

Where: Your house and neighborhood!


January 17, 4-5 p.m. Virtual Project Introduction and Kick-off (Zoom)

January 17-29 Contact neighbors/friends/family and collect donations

January 30 Duffel bag drop-off

Registration: Register Here

Cancellations: In the event that you are unable to complete your duffel bag or need to make alternative arrangements to deliver your filled duffel bag, please contact erinlemoine@kicmke.org.

Participant Cap: unlimited

Age: K5+

Cost: The only cost to you would include any donation your family wishes to make.

Questions: Email erinlemoine@kicmke.org.

Additional Information: Learn more about Kids Matter, Inc. on their website: https://kidsmatterinc.org.


January 17
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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