Sometimes it is easy to take a bag for granted. It is always there when you need it. It carries everything. You can choose pretty colors and functional styles to match an outfit. It goes wherever you do and can be replaced with another. It can be even considered a status symbol or as a representation of one’s personality. But for some, the bag being carried is a symbol of despair and for others, shame.
When a child is placed in foster care, it is commonplace to pack all earthly possessions into a bag, any bag, but usually a plastic garbage bag. This may be out of convenience or expedience. However in this circumstance, a plastic garbage bag imputes a reduction of dignity. The connotations are poignant and jarring, especially for a child. The idea of carrying your life in a garbage bag goes beyond basic symbolism and affects the core of self-esteem and self-worth.
In an effort to contribute towards restoring dignity, Casauri is donating a variety of beautiful Casauri travel, messenger, and tote bags to foster children at United for Families. There are many ways to contribute and assist children in need, if you would like to know more, visit United for Families.