HUG IN A BAG

What is the injustice we are solving?
Our mission is to provide love and support for foster children of Wilmington, Delaware through small but meaningful care packages. We are striving to brighten days and restore smiles.
Our Compassionate Solution
To solve this injustice of
uncontrollable, stressful events that children endure
we will address
the need for consistent happiness in foster childrens' lives
by
making small deposits into the happiness "bank" of these children through small, but meaningful care packages.
PeaceFirst A.

February 23, 2018

Hi Corinne and Allie!

Thanks again so much for posting this project.

As part of the Peace First project-making process, we give formal feedback on your compassionate insight. Once your insight is all set, then you can move forward with your mini-grant application if you need funds to help move your idea into action!

We love how much compassion you are showing with your project and the fact that you are doing something so practical to try to address the injustice.

As Adrian suggested, something that could help your project be even stronger is to spend a little bit more time thinking about what the injustice you are trying to address is. You mentioned that you have identified as the injustice "uncontrollable, stressful events that children endure" - I think it would be great to spend a little bit more time talking to others that could help you understand even at a deeper level what the root cause of the
injustice is.

Thanks again for working to make this world a better place!

Raul
Adrian B.

February 02, 2018

Hi Corinne and Allie!

Thanks so much for posting this project! Supporting foster children and youth is such an important issue. I'm glad you're showing compassion for other youth in your community in this important way.

Have you had the chance yet to talk with foster children/youth and the organizations that serve them to find out if there are specific things they need to help? The hugs in a bag may be the perfect thing--and maybe they also need something else in addition, or in place of it. You never know what they'll say until you ask. :)

It might also be helpful to think about why it is that foster children/youth experience poverty at very high levels--understanding the root cause can help you get at the root of the problem. If you'd like some tools and support in talking with others and understanding the root causes of this injustice, check out this resource: https://www.peacefirst.org/resource/understand-1-talking-others

If it's helpful, you may want to connect with others doing similar work--check out this project here: https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/blessing-bags

And here are some other projects focusing on foster children/youth--connecting with them can help you share ideas and resources:
https://www.peacefirst.org/project/update/fostering-incarceration
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/foster-children-caring-trashbags-them-when-switching-homes
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/we-care-about-challenges-facing-preteens-and-teens-foster-care
https://www.peacefirst.org/projects/providing-positive-activities-kids-foster-care

This project is well on its way to a great grant application! Going deeper on understanding the injustices foster children/youth face will only strengthen your project. Thanks for all your work and dedication to this important issue! :)

Best,
Adrian
Corinne F.

February 12, 2018

Hi Adrian,
Thank you for your response and useful resources! We are in the process of creating a prototype for our "Hug in a Bag" and are researching possible organizations in the Wilmington area. Thank you for your support.
Adrian B.

February 13, 2018

Hi Corinne,

Awesome, so glad to hear it! Let us know how we can support your work, and keep us updated. :) Thanks for all you're doing!

Best,
Adrian