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Kara Neuverth
Media Relations Director
402-498-1305
Kara.Neuverth@boystown.org

Lauren Laferla
Media Relations Specialist
402-498-1273
Lauren.Laferla@boystown.org
Twitter: @LaurenLaferla

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Packed Full of Hope

Packed for hope

The Junior League of Omaha recently partnered with Boys Town Foster Family Services for their "Project Hope Pack" campaign to benefit youth Foster Care. The purpose of this campaign is to provide children bags filled with comfort items as they enter foster care. This assimilation can be very difficult for many, so providing youth with items such as toiletries and personal items can help ease this sometimes tough transition.

"One of the goals for our children is stability and the least amount of trauma possible during their foster care transitions. Often times, children arrive in our program with only the clothes on their back." Matt Priest Director of Boys Town Nebraska Foster Family Services said. "We appreciate the support of Junior League of Omaha through their Project Hope Pack with providing these care kits. Every child will receive a back pack with comfort items they can permanently call their own, which we believe can make a child's move to a foster home a bit easier."  

Over 100 bags were donated to Boys Town Foster Family Services and will be distributed to youth as they enter Foster Family Services. Boys Town extends a thank you to Junior League of Omaha for their Project Hope Pack initiative.