Palo Alto, CA - May 1st 2021 - Briggs & Riley, world renowned luggage brand, is teaming up with the non profit Comfort Cases in the 7th annual luggage drive to put luggage, bags and backpacks in the hands of foster children, so foster kids are not needing to use trash bags to transport their belongings. Comfort Cases is a non profit with the mission to bring hope and dignity to youth entering the foster care system.
According to the most recent federal data, there are currently more than 400,000 children in foster care in the United States. Children in the foster care system range from ages infant to 21 years old. According to https://www.adoptuskids.org/ every year more than 20,000 foster kids age out of the foster care system.
Briggs & Riley has teamed up with Comfort Cases to collect luggage, bags and backpacks for foster kids during Foster Kids Awareness Month. During the month of May 22021 you can bring in your gently used luggage, suitcases, backpacks and duffel bags to Going In Style Travel Accessories to donate to Comfort Cases and you will receive up to $100 OFF your next Briggs & Riley luggage purchase at Going In Style Travel Accessories located at Stanford Shopping Center.
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Comfort Cases is a non profit organization that packs a bag for foster kids that includes new pajamas, a teddy bear, toothbrush and personal care items. Comfort Cases was founded by Rob Scheer, a foster kid himself. At 12 years old, Scheer was giving a trash bag to put all his belongings in and arrived at his new home with only a trash bag full of his things. At the age of 18, Scheer aged out of the foster care system, packed his belongings back into a trash bag and became homeless as an 18 year old youth.
Thirty years later, Scheer became a foster parent himself. His four kids arrived at his house with 4 trash bags full of their belongings. Scheer was saddened to see his kids with trash bags and wanted to do something about it. Rob Scheer founded Comfort Cases with the goal of eliminating the need for trash bags for foster kids. Entering the foster system is a stressful event for a child with a lot of unknowns, having their belongings packed into their own duffel bag makes a difference for these kids.
That is why Going In Style Travel Accessories hopes your participate in this event during the month of May 2021 and donate your gently used suitcase, duffel bag or backpack. Instantly receive up to $100 OFF your Briggs & Riley purchase with a luggage donation from May 1st to May 31st 2021. Because a trash bag should never be a child’s suitcase.
Here is How to Donate:
-Donate a gently used piece of rolling luggage, and receive $100 OFF a rolling bag.
-Donate a gently used backpack, duffle or brief and receive $50 OFF a non rolling bag.
Help us give bags a second life, and give children in foster care a chance to pack their own belongings in something more permanent than a trash bag.
*Limit one credit for each eligible Briggs & Riley bag purchased. Excludes discontinued merchandise. See Going In Style store associate for details.