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FIRST FAMILY KOMFORT BACKBACKS SERVICE PROJECT

Your gifts, both large and small, will help us provide Komfort Backpacks for children who are in or leaving Foster care

 

When a Foster Child is pulled from one home and placed in another, often without warning, all they are typically able to take them are the clothes on their back.  A Komfort bag can offer them a sense of owenership.

 

Kiwanis Komfort Backpacks for Foster Children 

Our Focus is children over the age of 12.  Our backpacks will be given to a child when being placed in a foster home.  The backpack will have a few essential to help them feel comfort in their new environment.

 

How can Kiwanis Clubs Help?

First Option

You can purchase Komfort backpacks at a cost of $35 for each bag.

You can contact Governor Dave at governor@ohiokiwnais.org to get a list of materials included in the backpack.

Governor Dave will coordinate the delivery of the items to be stuffed into the backpack.

You can arrange a service project to stuff the backpacks and deliver them to your local Children's Service agency.

Have a stuffing party with your club or SLP's

Provide inspirational letters in the Backpack

Make additional Fleece Blankets

 

Second Option

You can make a donation to the First Family project for $35 per backpack.

All funds donated will be used to provide complete backpacks to Ohio Children's service agencies.

Governor Dave and First Lady Laurie will provide backpacks funded by donations to areas of great need.

 

What's in the Backpack?

11" high Teddy Bear 

Fleece Blanket 

Journal Notebook 

Toiletries 

Pencils, pens, sharpener, & erasers 

Coloring book & colored pencils

Toothpaste & Tooth Brush                         

Shampoo & conditioner

Soap & Deodorant   

Hair comb or brush 

Hand & Body Lotion       

Kiwanis Key Chain

 

For more information email    governor@ohiokiwanis.org 

 

Purchase or Make  A Donation Today by Scrolling down this page to donation or purchase. 

Designate whether you want Backpacks and materials to assemble or you want to donate to completed backpacks that Dave and Laurie will distribute.

 

Thank you for your Support of this project!!!!

 

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