Suitcases for Kids Project

It is difficult to imagine that some children and teens can be faced with quickly packing up their precious belongings, into a garbage bag, when having to move to a different home into foster care. Whatever the reason, removing a child from one home and placing them in another, is traumatic.
A suitcase can be an essential item that can help restore dignity and hope. It would help these children to literally and emotionally unpack and sort through their feelings; provide a little security; and yes, bring hope.
Why is Lethbridge Family Services committed to Suitcases for Kids? We learned about the need through social workers during our LFS Angel Tree Christmas Campaign, and felt it essential to help these children and teens, not only at Christmas, but whenever they need help throughout the year.

Fundraising Goal: $10,000.
How many children will we help? 65 children in Lethbridge and area.
Cost of each suitcase with contents: $200.

Suitcase Contents:
  • Medium size suitcase $80
  • Blanket: $20
  • Small pillow: $10
  • Coloring books/markers or journal/pen: $10
  • Crafts or toys or game: $30
  • Snacks: $15
  • Hygiene kit: $35

How can you help?

Please help us help these children move from a plastic bag of embarrassment, hurt, fear, and a suitcase of HOPE.

Your efforts and donations can make a difference:
  • Organize a drive for new suitcases at your office, school or with your community group
  • Purchase items from the list provided
  • Make a monetary donation, matching corporate gift or donate a gift card
  • Become a Corporate Sponsor
  • Spread the word

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Contact: Michelle Gallucci, Director of Advancement and Communications
Phone: 403-327-5724
Service Location:
1107 – 2 Ave. A  North, Lethbridge, AB 
Office Hours:
8:30 AM—4:30PM, Monday—Friday
Closed Statutory holidays

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