Luggage stores in ten states will spread some hope to foster kids starting today by collecting gently used luggage in their stores throughout the month of April as part of their Bags 4 Kids Trade-in Event.
Every piece that is brought in will be donated to local foster care children near each store. As a thank you gift to customers for donating their luggage, the Colorado Bag’n Baggage stores will award a $20 gift certificate to be used on a future purchase.
Thousands of children are part of the foster care system across the United States. Many of them have nothing more than a garbage bag to put their belongings in as they move to a new home. On average, most foster children move three to four times. The luggage brought in will be distributed to foster care agencies in May which is National Foster Care month.
Colorado Bag’n Baggage owns thirty-two stores located in ten states across the United States which include Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The hope is to fill each of the thirty-two store windows with luggage that is donated.
“It is our hope to brighten a foster child’s life by giving them a piece of luggage that they call their very own,” said Rachael Stiedemann, Marketing Manager of Colorado Bag’n Baggage. “It is our pleasure to give our customers a special savings discount for helping out such a worthy cause.”
Contact Rachael Stiedemann if your foster care organization is interested in being a recipient of the donated luggage. Pick-up or delivery will take place in the month of May.
Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, the Colorado Bag’n Baggage family of stores includes Malm Luggage, Colorado Baggage, Houston Trunk Factory and Bag’n Baggage. To locate a store near you, visit: www.coloradobagnbaggage.com.