Five year old Michael Orlando Clark jr. is smiling in the Kent County Michigan courtroom. He’s about to be adopted, and right behind him is his entire kindergarten class from Wealthy Elementary School in East Grand Rapids that he invited along to support and be part of his wonderful day. They were holding their handmade paper hearts for him. And so it was ordered by the judge that his forever mom and dad will be David Andrew Eaton and Andrea Lewis Melvin.
Prince Ea reminds us that labels are not you, and labels are not me.
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.