Check out WI CASA’s My Stuff, My Bag Amazon Wish List
In 2022, online shoppers in the U.S. spent nearly $212 billion during the holidays*. If you’re among the online shoppers gearing up for this holiday season, consider checking out Wisconsin Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Association’s My Stuff, My Bag – Amazon Wish List and add an item or two for kids in need when checking out.
“It’s sad that so many children, who are in the legal system through no fault of their own, go to a relative’s or a foster home carrying their belongings in a plastic garbage bag,” stated WI CASA Interim Executive Director, Melissa Michel. “That’s why we started My Stuff, My Bag.”
My Stuff, My Bag gives suitcases filled with comfort items and toiletries to abused and neglected children in foster care and the child welfare system free of charge. Hundreds of suitcases have been distributed to Wisconsin children and youth in the past three years, but unfortunately the need never goes away. “The sense of pride these children and youth have when they receive a new suitcase filled with items is amazing,” added Michel. “They know someone cares. It gives them a sense of dignity.”
Now, it’s easier than ever to contribute to the effort thanks to the Amazon Wish List. What’s on the list? A wide range of items including small, new suitcases, lightweight pajamas and small toys for children of all ages. To find the list, visit the Wisconsin CASA website and the My Stuff, My Bag tab. Once on the Amazon Wish List, select the item(s) you wish to purchase for My Stuff, My Bag and have them shipped right to the Wisconsin CASA offices.
My Stuff, My Bag is just one way Wisconsin CASA helps children in need. The organization champions and gives a voice to abused and neglected children by supporting and growing local CASA programs who, in turn, train Advocates to represent a child’s best interests in court. To learn more about the Wisconsin CASA Association and the My Stuff, My Bag initiative, visit wisconsin-casa.org.
Wisconsin CASA Association champions and gives a voice to abused and neglected children by supporting and growing local CASA programs. Local CASA programs currently serve 15 counties in Wisconsin: Barron, Brown, Columbia, Dane, La Crosse, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Milwaukee, Monroe, Outagamie, Rock, Sheboygan, St. Croix and Vernon counties. To learn more, go to: www.wisconsin-casa.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram,Twitter and LinkedIn.