Why We Are Giving

There are 3,200 foster children a year in the Middle TN area that are being removed from their homes for various reasons including neglect, abandonment, incarceration, inadequate housing, caretaker drug or alcohol use, sexual abuse, physical abuse, etc. According to research, neglected children mostly want their own blanket and toothbrush. 

We are currently servicing Nashville’s eight surrounding counties: 

1. Cheatham Co – Ashland City – 110

2. Montgomery Co – Clarksville – 551

3. Robertson Co – Springfield – 134

4. Rutherford Co – Murfreesboro – 325

5. Sumner Co – Gallatin – 220

6. Trousdale Co – Hartsville – 10

7. Williamson Co – Franklin – 175

8. Wilson Co – Lebanon – 423

Equals a total of 1,948 foster children being serviced during the year. Statistics data 9.30.17. 

I’ve had many testimonies from adults that were in the foster care system that said, “if they had a backpack then, it would have changed their life!” Owning a backpack and duffle bag, instead of carrying their belongings in one trash bag, completely raises their self-esteem! The foster children love the gift baskets and their eyes bright up when they see it being presented to them! 

Giving the gift basket, as they leave their home, will hopefully show them some love and give some comfort during their difficult circumstance and tough situation. Our hope is to encourage the foster children to “Just love anyway … even when it’s hard.”

We definitely need your help and time! Send me a text, msg, or email to receive information on how and when! There are pictures of our gift baskets on our Facebook page at – www.facebook.com/giveabackpack.org 


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