At Elliott, Powell, Baden, and Baker, we know a good cause when we see one, and Project Never Again is always at the top of our list. Last weekend our team jumped at the chance to participate in Project Never Again’s Courage Card event.
This year Project Never Again will be sending out 5,000 duffel bags to the Oregon Child Welfare System and Oregon Youth Authority statewide. In these bags, children will find Courage Cards waiting for them. These cards are handwritten personalized cards made by volunteers that stand to inspire children as they live through their foster experience.
“It was a great day,” says Personal Lines Account Manager, Donna Jones of the event. “It was such a nice feeling to be able to write inspirational cards for these amazing, strong kids.”
Close to ten thousand children are currently in the Oregon Foster Care system, with four thousand of those being between the age of 0-5 years old. Due to limited resources, most children are removed from their homes with their belongings in trash bags. And that is where Project Never Again comes in with its sole mission to help children avoid the humiliation that comes from such an experience.