Rob Scheer wants to make sure no other child in the foster care system has an experience like the ones he and his children had.
Reflecting on his own time in care, Rob had an idea in 2013 to host an event where families and the community would come together to pack comfort cases for kids in care. From there the project grew into a volunteer led charitable organization that has distributed over 18,000 cases to children in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia area.
Every child deserves to know that they matter. When Comfort Cases provides a case to a child in need, we not only offer them new items that they can keep during their journey, we also provide them with dignity and the notion that someone cares about what they are going through.
Need a hug? Well The Nicest Place on the Internet has you covered. Creators Lauren Perlow and Jeff Lam came up with the idea after having “one of those days” at work. They took to the streets of San Francisco one weekend with a camera and a tripod and filmed the first batch of videos.
What we craved was something honest and good, unhappiness-offsetting, fail-proof and grin-inducing.– Lauren Perlow & Jeff Lam, co-creators
Since launching last November they’ve received hug video submissions from around the world from places like Argentina, the Baltic Sea, Moscow, Brazil and Jakarta. And their videos have now received over 5 million views.
The site even has a feature that lets you create your own personalized “love mixtape” to send to loved ones by simply entering a list of YouTube video IDs you want to include.
Magical, simply magical.
via Grace Kim (@grace_k)