Comfort When it Counts

Comfort When it Counts

From Laura Blankenship

A Book Drive to support the My Stuff Bags foundation - providing duffels of new belongings to children arriving at crisis shelters with little or nothing of their own.

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My Usborne Books & More team and I are partnering with the My Stuff Bags foundation to fill duffel bags for children in crisis all over our country. My Stuff Bags is an amazing organization that works alongside many child welfare agencies in every state. (Right here in Great Bend, they provide bags for Central Kansas CASA and the Family Crisis Center) They provide duffel bags full of items for children who are placed into foster care emergently, often with nothing at all. It is their mission to provide these children with a piece of dignity and love.

It is my deepest desire to utilize my resources as effectively as possible and to give back to our community and country. It's often a dream of mine to help during a crisis, and yet, I don't feel as if my small contribution can possibly help in a significant way. Through this book drive, I am able to partner with donors like you, and together, we make a HUGE impact!

Your donation will allow us to purchase three books. The first is for the younger children; "Cuddle Bear" comes with a teddy bear plush. It is a book about unconditional love and comfort. The other two are for older children; "No Worries!" and "Be Happy!" are filled with age-appropriate activities that help the children to define and understand their feelings, and discover paths to happiness, peace and positivity. They also help children cope with anxiety and stress, assist in working out how and why they feel worried, encourage them to talk to others about their worries, and feel calmer. 

No donation is too small.  Partnering with Usborne Books and More, we are able to give BEYOND your donation as they have a commitment to match ALL donations by 50%!!Let's come together and show these kiddos some extra special comfort and love. 

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