This fall we’ll be sending out College Care Packages to 200+ young adults who grew up in foster care are continuing their education beyond high school. Each care package will be filled with study snacks, hygiene and school supplies, and gift cards.
How can I help? Now through 10/25, we’re accepting donations of snacks, gift cards and other dorm goodies to add to the each package. The full list of items we need is here or shop our Amazon Wish List. Consider holding a drive with your friends or community group or organize a collection at your workplace. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a drop-off or pick-up. Monetary donations are also always needed. Gift cards can be mailed to us at PO Box 174, Northbridge, MA 01534 or emailed to email@example.com.
- Obtained high school diploma or equivalent
- Spent time in foster care as a youth
- Are still engaged with services through the Massachusetts DCF (aka signed a VPA)
- Are currently furthering their education in any way (vocation training, or a 2- or 4-year college)
If you are a youth who fits this description, or know a youth who does, click here for all the details and to sign them up by 10/28 to receive a care package.