Carrying Hope is absolutely elated to announce that we’ve met our 2019 goal of distributing 2,700 Hope Packs, fulfilling our mission of providing a Hope Pack to every child entering foster care in our region and beyond. We are so grateful to everyone who has made a Hope Pack, donated funds, held a Hope Pack drive and volunteered with our nonprofit! Before we started Carrying Hope three years ago, kids would often arrive to a foster home with nothing other than the clothes on their backs––without diapers and formula, without a new pair of jammies and a flashlight, book and stuffed animal to ease them on that first night in a new, unfamiliar home, without a new backpack and clothes for their first day at a new school, without a toy or crafts to provide a happy distraction during an otherwise chaotic and frightening time. Because of you, we’ve been able to change this scenario for thousands of children and the families caring for them, equipping them with everything they need for those first days and nights in a new home and bringing them a sense of comfort and hope in a moment of crisis. Thank you for helping us ensure that every child entering foster care arrives with a Hope Pack!