In the days following the devastation that our state experienced due to the massive Hurricane Harvey, we put out a simple call to action to help our neighbors. What started as a simple Amazon wish list of basic necessities for these children and families, turned into a mountain of generosity from around the world. Thousands of items were purchased from that wish list. Truckload after truckload of beds, car seats, socks, gift cards, underpants, diapers, and other resources poured in with thoughtful notes of encouragement from near and far, including Qatar, Italy, and Denmark!
We had the privilege of delivering these desperately needed items to DFPS offices and directly to several foster and kinship families who lost everything. Dozens of volunteers stepped up to help us sort, haul, and distribute.
We have been so moved and encouraged by what this community was able to accomplish in such a short time. It gives us tremendous hope for our children in crisis knowing that there is a village standing by, ready to fill the needs!
Thank you again to everyone who contributed donations and their time toward this effort!
If you are a foster family who was impacted by the hurricane and you are in need of basic necessities, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org