RIGHT IN OUR OWN STATE OF RI, THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN WAITING FOR ADOPTION. OTHER FAMILIES ARE BEING LED BY A SINGLE PARENT, TRYING TO NAVIGATE THE DIFFICULTIES OF LIFE THE BEST WAY THEY KNOW HOW. WE GET TO STEP IN AND BECOME PART OF THE STORY FOR THESE CHILDREN AND FAMILIES BY RAISING AWARENESS, SPEAKING UP ON THEIR BEHALF, AND SUPPORTING FOSTER, ADOPTIVE, AND SINGLE PARENT FAMILIES. WE CAN CHANGE THEIR WORLD BY OUR GENEROSITY AND WELCOME

Bags of Hope

This holiday season we are partnering with area churches to provide thousands of duffle bags to children in foster care, embroidered with their name and filled with age appropriate comfort items (i.e. pillow pets, journals, fleece blankets, etc). Children in foster care often store their personal belongings in a trash bag – the goal of Bags of Hope is to replace these trash bags with Duffle bags.   This year we’re collecting 1,000 books to gift to infants. You can purchase books by donating funds, every $7 is one book or you can order books directly from our amazon wishlist:

 

 

Wrap Presents

You’re also invited to come wrap the presents and fill the bags on Monday December 2nd, 6-8pm. The wrapping takes place at 262 Swansea Mall Drive, Swansea MA. Please RSVP

 

Deliver Bags

On Friday morning from 9:30am -12 on December 17th we’ll be bringing duffles to DCYF in Providence, if you’d like to help load them in Swansea or unload them in Providence please send an RSVP email to info@sanctuary.org and we’ll get you more information. At the drop off we’ll be providing the DCYF staff with lunch, you can cover the cost of one lunch by donating $10.  

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