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Carrying Hope Give-Back Day
More than 22,000 children are removed from their homes by CPS in Texas every year, and many of them come with nothing but the clothes they are wearing or a few items in a trash bag. Carrying Hope provides Hope Packs—backpacks or diaper bags filled with everything a child entering foster care would need during his or her first 48 hours in a new home—to give hope and comfort to children in a moment of crisis. Each Hope Pack, broken down by age and gender from newborns to teens, is stuffed with essentials like diapers, clothes, and pajamas and comfort items including books, flashlights, and plush animals, which caseworkers take when placing children in new, often unfamiliar, homes. Since becoming a nonprofit in 2016, Carrying Hope has delivered over 2,500 Hope Packs to foster children in Central Texas! Learn more at www.carryinghope.com.