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The Beginner

John Lewis & Partners, the UK-based department store, released this early Christmas advert to highlight an issue close to their hearts so we can all be a force for positive change for a generation of young people growing up in care or who have experienced being in care.

We want every young person to feel valued and seen and have the same opportunity for a happier Christmas and a happier future.

John Lewis & Partners

There are 108,000 children and young people growing up in the UK’s care system, who don’t have the safety net of family to call on.

I feel like that is going to have an impact on so many young people who feel neglected and isolated this Christmas. Just seeing that representation that you are cared about is going to mean so much.

Rachel — Action for Children campaigner

Some of the UK’s most talented individuals come from difficult backgrounds, including a history of being in care. However, too often the potential of these children and young people is overlooked. They often don’t have the same opportunities as those who have family support.

I think it will make you stop and think and say ‘how can I help?’

Claire Pointon — Director of Customer, John Lewis

To find out more about what they’re doing and how you can help visit their Happier Futures website and learn more about their charity partners: Action for Children and Who Cares? Scotland.

It’s the things we do that mean the most. 🛹

Inspiration Kindness

Michigan boy invites entire kindergarten class to adoption hearing

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.

Inspiration Kindness

Comfort Cases

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.