Santa Monica College’s First Annual Hope Event
November 1–30, 2016
You can make a difference in the lives of children transitioning into foster care.
Please join the SMC Police Department and the SMC Management Association in our first annual Hope in a Suitcase donation drive.
All donations will go to children who are newly entering the foster care system or moving to a new foster home. Many of these children do not have the most basic items, so your donations will be greatly appreciated.
Donations can include the items below. You can also view this checklist.
Donations must be new and may include the following items for newborns thru age 5:
Socks and Soft Hats
Small Soft Stuffed Toys
Diapers & Diaper Cream
We will also be collecting toiletry items for all ages to include the following, but not limited to:
Journals (Smooth bound, no wires)
Personal Note (See samples from Website)
Small NEW Toys or Stuffed Animals
Coloring Books & Crayons
Note: Sharp and edible items will not be accepted.
About Hope in a Suitcase
Read about SMC's partnership: Santa Monica College Police to Help Aid Foster Children
Without a suitcase or duffel bag of their own, many children and teens entering foster care have to carry whatever belongings they can fit into a plastic trash bag. Hope in a Suitcase is a new volunteer-driven non-profit in Los Angeles. Our mission is to provide children entering foster care with a suitcase and basic essentials to make their transition a little easier.
You can read more about the efforts of Hope in a Suitcase at www.hopeinasuitcase.org