Backpacks for Kids in Care: Fostering the Future
The Backpacks for Kids in Care program
was started in 2010 as concerted effort
for a Leadership Cortland Project. Since
then, it has a grown into an annual SVHC
event, collecting over 275 backpacks
filled with personal items for children
transitioning from their homes to the
foster care system.
For many children, this transition can be an unexpected and traumatic experience, and often these children are unable to collect any personal items before being placed in the system. The backpacks collected through this program give children in foster care something special and personal to call their own.
We will accept backpacks at any time of the year. Monetary donations are also accepted and will be used to sustain the program. We look forward to continued community support as we work to “foster the future.”
For more information on the Backpacks for Kids in Care program, call Seven Valleys Health Coalition at (607) 756-4198.