Luggage of Love
This effort provides comfort bags for foster children in transition. Comfort bags contain items specifically chosen to be useful and comforting. These bags give a sense of dignity and hope. It is theirs to keep; to own. No more carrying personal belongings in garbage bags.
Each bag is specifically created for the child receiving it. They may contain items such as: a pillow with a case, blanket, flashlight, stuffed animal, duffel bag and an essential items bag full of toiletries.
Luggage of Love is a new program at Youth Empowerment Siskiyou. It began in winter of 2019 through partnership with a local student who wanted to do something to help foster children as his senior project. In the months he worked on it, he coordinated donation and fundraising events that produced our first 8 bags. Read about that collaboration here.