Sweet Cases & Bicycles





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: La Habra

Total Budget: $4,140

Area of Focus: Community economic development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: We will build bicycles, decorate and fill Sweet Cases that will then be given to kids living in foster care in Orange County.

When a child is moved to a new home within the foster care system, the County gives them a black trash bag in which to put their belongings. On average kids are moved to a new home every 9-12 months! Imagine how demeaning that must feel. Sweet Cases are big, black duffel bags that our Rotary Club will decorate with inspiring artwork and fill with a blanket, stuffed animal, hygiene kit, and art supplies. The bags are a dignified way to store and move one's things and will hopefully serve as a reminder that the child is worthy, loved, and thought of by others. We will also build bicycles of various sizes. The bikes will provide an opportunity to get outside, play, and be active. For older kids, the bikes will serve as a mode of transportation to and from school or work. The Sweet Cases and the bikes will then be distributed/donated to kids living in foster care in Orange County. We would like to do this project before the holidays - sometime between Oct 2023 and December 2023. Our project funds are used to buy "kits" for the Sweet Cases and bicycles from a non-profit in Brea, called Foster Love. This group also distributes the final products to the kids. Our Club members decorate, stuff, and build all the items we're giving back to the foster youth.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: La Habra

Primary Contact: Christine Kennedy

Email: chriskennedyhomes@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Christine Kennedy

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Christine Kennedy.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Mike Downing.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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