Coming alongside Boone County foster and adoptive families since 2020.
At Packing Hope we want families to know that they are not alone. We are dedicated to providing resources, support and hope to Boone County foster, kinship and adoptive families.
Packing Hope is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)3 of the IRS Code.
Bags at Placement
Packing Hope believes every child in foster care should come into a home with their own belongings. When a child comes into a foster home with their own belongings they have something they can call their very "own". For the foster parent, when a child comes in with a Packing Hope bag they have everything that child needs to get them through the next 48 hours. This allows the parent to meet the emotional needs of that child since the physical needs have been met.
Every bag is filled with all new items. They include:
2 outfits, pajamas, underwear, socks, blanket, book, journal or coloring book, hygeine items, and stuffed animal.
Please reach out if you are a foster parent and your child needs a bag. If you are a case worker or CASA you can request a bag for your client at the link above.
Packing Hope Birthday Bags
Every Child Deserves to Be Celebrated!
At Packing Hope, we believe every child deserves to be celebrated on their birthday. We are thankful to work with the Boone County CASA program. Every child in our county will receive a Packing Hope birthday bag on their special day.
On their birthday they will receive a bag filled with:
Birthday supplies, cake mix, blanket, stuffed animal, book and small gift.
Packing Hope Meal Train
Taking One Thing Off Your Plate
Parenting a child from hard places can be a difficult job. At Packing Hope we want to offer resources to lighten your load, to take something off your plate, literally!
Our Packing Hope volunteers provide home cooked meals delivered to Boone County foster and adoptive families.
What is a reason to request a meal?
You have a new foster child
Your family is managing difficult behaviors
You are drowning with many therapies and appointments
It would just be nice to have one thing off your plate for a few weeks!
If you would like to request a meal for your family or a family you are working, reach out on the link above.
Our Amazon Wishlist is created with all items to fill a bag as well as specific birthday gifts for children in Boone County foster care. When you purchase a gift from our wishlist, simply select Packing Hope as the destination and it will come directly to us. We appreciate the support of this community!