What was the inspiration behind the care packages?
“Growing up in the foster care system was not ideal. I constantly wore pants that were way too short, shoes that were way too small or way too big, and shirts that had been worn by dozens of kids before me. This feeling of never having my own clothes, my own belongings, or a place to call home is devastating as a child. This life experience is what brought me to create my own brand, Fostering Dreams. From there, I came up with the idea to make it possible for people to help foster care kids by creating the concept of care packages. I remember in college, people would get care packages sent to them from their family and I remember seeing how happy they were. I didn’t get things like that because I didn’t have family who could send them, so I thought there’s no better way to make up for all of that than to make it possible for foster kids who need it now to get what I never received.” -DeJay
What’s all included in a care package?
The care packages include a backpack, a t-shirt in their size, a custom made coloring book with inspirational quotes, and a package of markers.
How many have you done so far?
Since our 2020 launch, Fostering Dreams has been able to send 21 care packages to kids in need.
How can I be a part of these care packages?
Easy! Donate! Your donation will go directly toward the materials in these care packages. Always remember, “Every child is one caring adult away from being a success story.”