I heard an ad this morning on the radio for
Mattress Firm’s school supply drive for foster kids. I was just driving along, halfway listening, when then they
featured kids in the ad talking about their need for school supplies and I was
heartbroken for them!
One of the kids said “I feel bad asking for
paper.” Really? Isn’t that heartbreaking? A child that already thinks the world (or at
least his parents) don’t love him enough to keep him, then he feels bad for
asking for school supplies to further his education? Can you imagine how he feels asking for soap
or shoes or new clothes or Christmas presents?
OR ALL OF THOSE THINGS? Can you
imagine growing up in a group home and not having enough? Not having self-esteem? That is so sad! We should be empowering these children to
make their life better and get out of the cycle that led their parents to give
Please join me in collecting school supplies
for foster children! You can drop them
off at any Mattress Firm location in the area (I think it’s more than just
Or you can donate online if you don’t want to
go out and buy them.