GIBSON CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The Isaiah 1:17 Project plans to package 3,000 bags of hope on their “Day of Hope” on Jan. 17.
More than 1,300 Southwest Indiana children are currently in foster care.
During the transitions into foster care, they often don’t have belongings of their own.
The Isaiah 1:17 Project provides Bags of Hope to children in transition to foster care across eight Southwestern Indiana counties.
“On a day when a child is often losing everything they know and own, we are able give them a bag filled with age-appropriate clothing, supplies and comfort items that belong solely to them,” said Marcia Lambert, Director of The Isaiah 1:17 Project.
The Isaiah 1:17 Project’s partnerships with area hospitals, DCS offices, schools and emergency response personnel, allow for Direct Access Points for distribution of the Bags of Hope.
Organizers say Vanderburgh County has a ratio of more than six children for each available fostering family.
They say the 1/17 Day of Hope gets communities involved in The Isaiah 1:17 Project message, “Learn to do right; Seek justice, defend the oppressed, take up the cause of the fatherless.”
From 1/17 to 1/24 families, church groups, office teams, and other groups will help pack 3000 Bags of Hope.
Interested groups should decide how many bags their group will pack.
They can choose to sponsor bags by picking up supplies from a list provided by Isaiah 1:17 Project, or they can participate by picking up the items to pack from the downtown Princeton location.
Teams packing 100 bags will receive five free 1/17 Day of Hope t-shirts and are encouraged to use #DayOfHope on social media.
You can contact The Isaiah 1:17 Project by calling 812-386-0117 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.