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MAY 20, 2017

CENTER FOR CHILD PROTECTION

Support Youth Aging Out of Foster Care

Imagine starting out on your own with little or no support. Most of us start college or work with help from our families. Maybe your aunt gave you hand-me-down pots and pans to use in your first apartment. Maybe your parents took you shopping for new sheets for your dorm room. For many young adults leaving foster care this isn’t a reality. Teens growing up in the foster care system need the support of the community to ensure they are successful as they venture out on their own.

At 18 years old, kids are aging out of the foster care system and many must begin a new life for themselves without the benefit of support. Basic household items — a “Life Kit” — will help these teens get started on the path to success. Each Life Kit costs $200, and the Center estimates serving more than 80 teens this year.

LIFE KITS

A Life Kit contains the basic items needed to start an apartment or dorm room.
You can shop with this list for Life Kit items to drop off at the Center.

• Clock radio with alarm • Casual plates, bowls, and cups for 4 • 11×13 frame for diploma
• Twin size sheet set • Casual flatware, set of 4 • Multi photo picture frame
• Twin size blanket/comforter • Pots and pans set • Desk lamp
• Full-size pillow • Serving spoons • Accordion folder
• Bath towels, set of 2 • Can opener
• Laundry basket • Measuring cups and spoons
DONATE A LIFE KIT TODAY

TESTIMONIALS

julia

“If I did not have the simple things in the Life Kit to me started, I would still be trying to buy a pillow, blankets, sheets, dishes and everything else I needed.

Julia (2016 Graduate)

Receiving the Life Kit eased the anxiety she had about having to purchase those items. Julia uses the items each day. She plans to attend Central Texas Community College this summer or spring to further her education.

Richard

Thank you for these items, they were just what I needed.”

Richard (2016 Graduate)

Richard is currently attending McLennan County Community College and has been accepted into Baylor University. Before receiving his Life Kit, Richard had just gotten his own apartment and did not have any of the things in the kit. This basket allowed him to spend his money and resources on other items that he needed to start his life in the Waco Area.

PURCHASE GIFT CARDS

Purchase gift cards to Bed Bath & Beyond, Wal-Mart, Target or HEB and bring or mail them to the Center for Child Protection.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

DROP OFF YOUR DONATIONS SOON!

Please drop off donations or gift cards by May 2nd at the Center located at 8509 FM 969, Bldg. 2, Austin, Texas 78724 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Mon – Fri). Contact Karen Keahey at kkeahey@centerforchildprotection.org or call 512-472-1164 if you have any question or would like more information.

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