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Gift boxes for children entering foster care, to occupy them while waiting at a Child Welfare office
Here’s the Scoop
Each year, nearly 1,000 youth in the state of Oregon age out of the foster care system. Launch Boxes provide a few basic necessities as these young adults transition out on their own for the first time.
A Launch Box is a lidded, plastic bin filled with basic supplies—such as towels, toiletries, and utensils—that will help young adults transition out of foster care to independent living. Specifically designed for young men and women (18 to 21 years old) without a traditional safety net, Launch Boxes are given to the young adult by a ODHS worker as a tangible and practical gift from the community.
Thank you for helping youth during a challenging transition time through this Launch Box!