SAVE THE DATE!
DUFFELS FOR KIDS
In the world of foster care, trash bags are often synonymous with luggage. It shouldn't be and the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association is doing something about it. Through the Duffels for Kids program, every child in foster care will receive a free duffel bag to call his or her own, even as they transition back to their biological parents or to another permanent family.
Duffels for Kids distribution is coordinated by FSFAPA's board, with the help and support of local foster parent associations, Department of Children and Families representatives, private investigators, community-based care organizations and guardian ad litems. Caregivers are able to request a duffle bag for their youth in care through FSFAPA's our online request form or through FSFAPA's regional vice presidents.
A few notes about Duffels for Kids from our foster parents:
"Thank you for providing the duffel bags for my children! I will be able to fill them up nicely!!" ~Lisa A.
"2 little girls are moving for relative care on Friday. They will have a beautiful (huge) bag full of their new clothing and whatever else will fit in the car. Thank You." ~Keith B.
Donate directly to Duffels for Kids through our PayPal link:
2014 DUFFELS FOR KIDS WALK
Every day, a child in care transitions into another home without proper luggage. Help the Florida State Foster/Adoptive Parent Association break the cycle! Support the 2014 Duffels for Kids Walk on May 17
. May is National Foster Care Month so you'll have a chance to come out and support the children AND their caregivers. We're ensuring that EVERY foster youth has a duffel
to call their own... because trash bags shouldn't be a substitute for luggage...
2014 WALK DETAILS
What: Duffels for Kids Walk
When: May 17, 2014
Where: Jungle Island
View the photos from the 2013 Duffels for Kids Walk here
DUFFELS FOR KIDS DISTRIBUTIONS
We're chronicling our distributions throughout the state! View our Facebook page for photos..
Pasco County (happening October 19, 2013)