"Our mission is to provide something for children in foster care, that they can call "their own" and share with them, That they are looked after by the community."
- Hope In A Suitcase
Through friends in Australia, more precisely in Newcastle in NSW, Walkabout became aware of this great organisation.
Hope In A Suitcase Australia is a non-profit organisation founded by Rachael Clancy and run with many volunteers who are incredibly passionate about showing every child in the care system that they are loved and valued by their community.
The organisation aims to achieve this by giving them their own suitcase, which provides them with a safe place to pack their belongings and take them with them wherever their journey may take them.
The suitcases are filled with essential items such as toiletries (hygiene items for older girls), underwear, pyjamas and a change of clothes. In addition, something to cuddle for younger children, a book to read, a diary or colouring books and pencils are put inside to encourage creativity and thus distract themselves from their turbulence.
Would you like to know more about Hope In A Suitcase know and maybe make a donation, you can here visit their homepage.