FALLS CHURCH, Va. (June 26, 2014) – The members of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia have donated $4,300 to the Northern Virginia chapter of Comfort Cases, a local nonprofit organization that provides a suitcase or backpack filled with personal care items for children in foster care as they move from home to home. Comfort Cases, which was selected by the members of 100+ Women Who Care during the organization’s May 1 meeting, received the donation this week during a check presentation ceremony.
“We are grateful to receive the generous donation of $4,300 from 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia,” said 17-year-old Emily Stevens, founder of the Northern Virginia Chapter of Comfort Cases. “Your contribution will allow us to provide 195 packs for kids in the Northern Virginia area who are entering foster care.”
Since foster care often happens unexpectedly, Comfort Cases gives children the basic essentials to help them through the start of a new life in an unfamiliar home. The organization provides backpacks or suit cases filled with sleep away necessities such as pajamas, slippers, soap, shampoo, other toiletries, coloring books, stuffed animals and blankets to children entering the foster care system. For more information on Comfort Cases, go to http://comfortcases.org.
The next meeting of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia will be held on Thursday, August 7 at the George Mason Regional Library, 7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, Va. For more information and to become a member of 100+ Women Who Care Northern Virginia, please visit www.100wwcnova.org.