Evan G., a senior at Bunker Hill High School, enjoys doing community service work and loves helping others. Last year he spearheaded a blanket drive for the homeless. He was able to collect over 200 blankets that he personally handed out at the Hickory Soup Kitchen, the Family Care Center and the Open Door Homeless Relief Program.
Since COVID-19 Evan has continued to do small community service work such as picking up trash at Lake Lookout, cutting up fallen trees after storms at different neighbors' homes, and even started participating in the pen pal program with Catawba County Meals on Wheels. Evan would like to complete one more big community service project before he graduates.
After speaking with DSS workers and the Foster Care and Adoptive Parent Recruiter/Trainer for Catawba County, he was informed that they are in need of items for emergency bags for children & teens who get removed from their homes abruptly. Evan is calling them "COMFORT CARE KITS". Evan has already purchased large drawstring backpack type bags and is hoping to fill each of them with your donations. Donation items may be brought to the school anytime between January 25th and February 19th.
Often, children may come into foster care with limited or no possessions and these bags enable the child to have their basic needs covered for a night or two until the new foster parents or kinship placement can purchase items at the store.
- Pajamas (all sizes in children and adult sizes for teens)
- Underwear (all sizes in children and adult sizes for teens)
- Toothbrush & toothpaste
- Shampoo & conditioner
- Hair brush
- Body wash or soap
- Hygiene items for older females (tampons, pads)
- Bottle or sippy cups (for the little ones)
- Comfort item based on age (small blanket, stuffed animal, etc.)
- Small toy or book