Care and compassion, tied up with a bow

Every year, Project Everlast puts together care packages for young people in or who have aged out of foster care. Many of these people may have no family to spend the holidays with, or no one to purchase them gifts to make them feel special. And while gifts aren’t the most important part of the season, feeling like you belong and are loved undoubtedly is.

Hearing the call, giving their all.

ActiveLife Family Chiropractic providing $1,000 to purchase gifts for Project Everlast Care Packages

ActiveLife Family Chiropractic providing $1,000 to purchase gifts for Project Everlast Care Packages

This year, we had more individuals and companies than ever step up to provide gift items and money to purchase gifts for the care packages. It was truly astonishing to us how many people came forward. Here are the remarkable donors:

Project Everlast youth advisors collected, packaged and wrapped all the items to be presented to young people in need.

Gifts came in from generous donors for months.

Gifts came in from generous donors for months.

The big day

Project Everlast councils statewide held their holiday parties last week. The festivities were the perfect setting to give young people their care packages.

Brittney in a moment of joy upon opening her care package.

Brittney in a moment of joy upon opening her care package.

Ty from the Omaha council opening her gift near the massive stack of packages.

Ty from the Omaha council opening her gift near the massive stack of packages.

Kris from the Lincoln Council, excited about her care package.

Kris from the Lincoln Council, excited about her care package.

Thank you to our donors, to our youth advisors and to everyone else who helps support these young people all year round.

Nebraska Children and Families Foundation supports children, young adults and families at risk with the overall goal of giving our state's most vulnerable kids what they need to reach their full potential. We do this by building strong communities that support families so their children can grow up to be thriving, productive adults.

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2 comments on “Care and compassion, tied up with a bow
  1. Lady Lilith says:

    What a great idea. I think it is a shame foster children are let go. They need more care to get them through college and a job later on.
    I am so happy to see you are taking a stance.

    • Thanks for the comment. We’re excited that the state will be implementing new programs for young people who age out of care until they reach 21, and we’re very glad to be a part of the ongoing support system these young people.

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