November is National Adoption Month in the United States so Embody Wellness will be teaming up with Together We Rise, a non-profit organization that is working to improve the lives of children in foster care throughout the U.S.
Every year, thousands of children enter the foster care system for a variety of reasons. Many are removed from negligent or unsafe living situations with little opportunity for preparation, as a result trash bags is often the only thing available for them to put all their belongings into before they’re whisked away. Carrying your whole life in a trash bag from one place to another can be traumatizing for small children, that’s why Together We Rise developed their Sweet Cases program: to give children in foster care a permanent and more dignified solution that will hopefully ease some of the trauma of their situation.
Through the month of November, we’ll be collecting funds both in-office and online that will be used to purchase duffle bags filled with essentials like hygiene kits and comforts like teddy bears. Once we’ve received those bags we’ll be throwing a little party to decorate the bags. Once we’ve completed personalizing the bags, Embody Wellness will bring them to our local foster care agency who will then hand them out to children in foster care.
We will be accepting cash, check and card donations in the office or you can donate directly to our campaign by clicking the yellow "DONATE NOW" button.
Read more about Together We Rise and the Sweet Cases program here: