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Rob Scheer      

Founder of Comfort Cases & Foster Care Advocate

Rob Scheer is a avid foster care advocate and founder of Comfort Cases, a non-profit that provides basic necessities for youth in the foster care system.

Rob entered the foster care system as a child who had lost both parents. He was brought into a house of strangers with all of his belongings in a tattered and torn trash bag. Eight years ago, 4 children, who are now his daughter and 3 sons, arrived on his doorstep through foster care. As they entered his home for the very first time, each clutched a garbage bag holding the few items they called their own. Scheer was floored. How, after thirty years, were children in the foster system still carrying their life in a bag used for trash? After searching for a means to provide dignity to kids in care, an idea was born. With the vision of assembling cases for youth in need, an invitation was extended to the community for family and friends to come together. In December 2013, this gathering marked the first Packing Party to assemble what is now lovingly called Comfort Cases, and the 501(c)(3) charitable organization was born.

In addition to his work as the Founder of Comfort Cases, Rob has over 25 years of leadership and operations management experience in the mortgage and financial industry. Rob is also a proud veteran of the United States Navy.

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How a nightmare childhood inspired his one-of-a-kind gifts - CNN

CNN Hero Rob Scheer's non-profit, Comfort Cases, provides backpacks stocked with personal hygiene necessities, books and stuffed animals to thousands of ...

CNN Hero Rob Scheer - CNN Video

Rob Scheer's nonprofit, Comfort Cases, has assembled and distributed more than 20000 backpacks full of necessities for children in foster care.

Once a foster child himself, he's launched a drive to show every ...

Rob Scheer hugs his son Makai at their home in Darnestown, Md. Rob and his husband, Reece, have adopted four children through the foster-care system.

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