Tampa Bay Program Eases Kids into Foster Care

Imagine having to be taken away from your home, and image all your belongings being stuffed into a garbage bag.  That is the reality for countless of children entering the foster care system.

Two Tampa-Bay based programs are working to prevent that.  Eckerd’s Rooms of Hope allows foster youth to shop for clothes, shoes, and even comfort items like teddy bears just like they were in a department store.  It’s My Bag provides luggage and backpacks filled with necessary items. Both programs are designed to instill a sense of worth in the children.

To learn more about Rooms of Hope, visit www.eckerd.org/raisinghope.
To learn more about It’s My Bag, visit itsmybag.cool


Watch a news segment here: http://www.wfla.com/video?clipId=11334596&autostart=true