Virginia man organizes drive to pack much needed 'Comfort Cases' for foster children
(CNN) - Share a space with Rob Scheer.
"So thank you for coming and volunteering."
And you're likely to notice his dedication for helping others.
"Today we're going to try to make over 500 comfort cases."
Each of the volunteers who filled this school gym are the fuel behind "comfort cases."
Scheer started the non-profit, tired of seeing countless foster kids tote their whole world, in only a garbage bag.
"Here's Hello Kitty"
"Perfect size, that's it.."
That's how his daughter Amaya came to him from foster care.
"She had eight cavities. Why? Because nobody bothered to make sure that she had something as simple as a toothbrush," Scheer said.
Volunteers of all ages create care packages stuffed with essentials.
Each handed out to children who have to adjust to a new home.
"..if you're giving them a case and making sure they have a new toothbrush, a bar of soap, lotion, a brand new pair of pajamas, something that they can call their own to start their journey out, we will make a difference in these children's lives," Rob Scheer, the Founder, Comfort Cases said.
"This sparkly folder"
There's a little extra in each comfort case.
It's something priceless, something you can't see or touch.
"Unconditional love. And at the end of the day, that's what it's all about," Scheer said.
There's a reason why Scheer is so passionate.
He lived the hardships of a foster child 37-years-ago.
He remembers the first time he felt the love that comes with finally having a home.
to say that we care. We care. And we're not allowing a child to be given a trash bag, that's what it's about."
Scheer kept the bags his four children carried into his home on day one.
They remind him why he's working to add a little bit of love and comfort to children on a tough journey one bag at a time.
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