Each day, approximately 1,200 children enter Foster Care in the United States.
Helping Hands provides Tennessee Foster Care children with the simple necessities of life while helping to build self-esteem.
It has become common practice in the Foster Care systems for children to move from home to home with the standard issue black trash bag. With a system like that, tt's not too long before the children begins to feel like trash themselves.
In the Summer of 2018, Project Life for Tennessee and the "Helping Hands" division partnered with the Williamson County Department of Children's Services to ensure that no more children pack their life's few precious belongings into a trash bag. This program provides children who enter or are moved within the Tennessee Foster System to be given their very own large gym bag to move their personal possessions.
What began as a 3 county partnership expanded in just 90 days to include 8 counties!
It is the goal of Project Life for Tennessee to eliminate the practice of moving Foster Children with nothing but a garbage bag to hold their few treasures.
Will you help us get enough gym bags for every Foster Care Child in the State of Tennessee?