It is amazing that it has been more than a year since I began this project. Thank you so much for teaming with me to help children in foster care all over San Diego County. It is so exciting that the county of San Diego made this a permanent project and are providing a duffle bag and a stuffed animal to any child in foster care moving to a different location! This brings me such joy.
Thank you so much for helping with my project! While my Eagle Scout project is complete, I still want to help out foster children! All money donated will continue to be used to buy additional duffel bags and stuffed animals for the children in foster care.
My name is Shane and I am a Boy Scout in San Diego. I am currently working on my Eagle Scout Project. Before I tell you about my Eagle project, I would like to tell you a little about myself. I went into foster care when I was five years old and was in foster care until I was adopted at the age of nine. When I was in the foster care system, I was bounced around from foster home to foster home to foster home to foster home. Every time that I went from foster home to foster home, I had to carry what little belongings I had in a black trash bag. Can you imagine having all of your belongings thrown into a black trash bag as you had to move again to an unfamiliar place?
I am extremely fortunate. I was adopted at the age of nine into a loving family. I am thriving now, but I know there are still hundreds of other foster children in San Diego and I want to give back to these children. Therefore, for my Eagle Scout project, I will be donating 100 high quality duffel bags filled with a stuffed animal, a flashlight (with batteries), and a blanket to foster children in San Diego. These are items I would have treasured as a foster child and I know other foster children will as well. Having a duffel bag will prevent the need for their items to be transported in a trash bag, which is very common among foster children. It will send a message to them that they are important and their items, regardless of how few, are valued. A stuffed animal can provide comfort when they get lonely or must move to a new foster home, a flashlight can provide relief after a nightmare, and a fleece blanket can provide them with warmth on cold nights.
To complete my Eagle Scout project, I need your support! I am accepting online donations through Paypal or Wepay so that I can purchase the needed items. Additionally, donations of high quality duffel bags (at least 28" inches in length) , stuffed animals, throw blankets (approximately 50" x 60"), and flashlights (with batteries) will be greatly appreciated! These items can be dropped off at Cajon Valley Middle School located at 550 E Park Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020 between the hours of 8:00-4:00 Monday through Friday.
I would greatly appreciate any help you could provide. No donation is too small! Thank you very much for considering my project.
Great job Shane, Jeffrey, Thornburg, Troop 950 - Eagle Scout Alumni 1974
I think you are doing a wonderful thing. I wish you continued success with your project.