Berrien, Van Buren & Cass Foster Children Benefit From Very Successful SWMI REALTORS Suitcases for Kids Fundraiser
ST. JOSEPH, MI Setting a record, the Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS® (SWMAR) recently celebrated the end of their tenth annual fundraising program for Suitcases for Kids. The Association along with community support raised $11,411 in cash donations and collected over 90 backpacks and 3000 personal items to help Berrien, Van Buren & Cass Foster Children.
The fundraiser benefits local foster children under the supervision of the Michigan Department of Human Services in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass Counties. Many of the children have very little or no personal items that they can take with them when they are moved into foster care. So the new backpacks, new clothing and personal healthcare items make a huge impact during a sad and confusing time for foster children.