Hope Pkgs was born to fill a need that too many kids have when entering a foster home. Many children enter foster care with only the clothes they're wearing or whatever they can fit into a trash bag. We strive to eliminate these situations by creating "first night" bags.
Hope Pkgs provides special new bags filled with new items such as pajamas, socks, underwear, toiletries, throw blankets, stuffed animals, and books. Not only does this benefit the foster children, but also the foster parents as they can focus on welcoming the child and getting them settled into an unfamiliar home with unfamiliar people.
There are over 13,000 children in Michigan foster care currently. We are thankful to be able to serve more than 2,700 kids since our beginning in November 2015.