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My Stuff Bags Ubsorne Books & More Book Drive 2019
$145 raised
14% of $1k goal
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Ended Aug 29, 2019

Thank you for visiting this fundraiser. My name is Andrea and I am always looking for ways to give back and make a positive difference in the world.

 

I, along with hundreds of amazing people on my Usborne Books & More team, are partnering with the My Stuff Bags foundation to help children taken into emergency foster care homes. Often these children arrive with very little possessions, if any at all.  Can you imagine how scary it must be to be taken from your family and sent to live with strangers, with nothing of your own to bring any sense of comfort or stability?

 

I have worked with children in foster care and I have heard many heartbreaking stories. While some children flourish in foster care, many also feel abandoned and ignored by society. This breaks my heart. At any given point there are over 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Some will get adopoted, some will return home, and many will wait for a family that will never come.

 

One small way we can help is by giving these children something to call their own, something that will bring them a small sense of security and stability.  I am looking to raise $1,000 to go towards the purchase of special books for these children.

 

Your donations will go towards three books.  The first book is called "Cuddle Bear", which comes with a plush teddy bear. It is for younger children, and it is about unconditional love and comfort. The other two books are for older children.  The "No Worries!" and "Be Happy!" books are filled with age appropriate drawing and writing exercises that help children 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. Activities such as these have been shown to have many positive benefits during trauma.

 

No donation is too small!  Usborne Books & More is matching 50% of all donations made, so when I reach my goal of $1,000 we will actually be donating $1,500 worth of books.  I know we can do this!  Join me in making a difference in the lives of these sweet children.  Thank you.

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