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We, The Mitzvah Society, a project of the JCC, are working with Together We Rise to raise money so we can provide South Bay children “sweet cases” as they are coming into care. These duffel bags will be decorated with fun designs and encouragement, filled with pillow pet/stuffed animal, coloring books/crayons, blanket, and hygiene kit that will belong to them and go with them throughout their journey.

Picture this: A 5-year-old girl is being told by a police officer and a social worker that she has to leave with them. Her parents are in another room yelling and crying. They quickly gather some of her things into a trash bag and take her from her home. When she is taken to her foster home, she is surrounded by new things, new smells, and new people. She has to unpack her belongings from a trash bag. We can help make the experience easier.

Together We Rise is a non-profit organization with a vision is to improve the lives of foster children in the U.S. who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. The group collaborates with community partners to bring resources to foster youth. Together We Rise does all that they can to help these children, but they have so many kids and not a lot of funds.


Click here to donate a sweet case.