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Rob Scheer      

Founder of Comfort Cases & Foster Care Advocate

Rob Scheer is the father of four children, all of whom he and his husband Reece adopted from foster care. Their children came to their forever home carrying what few possessions they had in black trash bags.

Recalling being a teen in foster care, Rob recognized a troubling yet consistent trend: like so many youth in the foster care system their personal belongings are still put into trash bags. He immediately connected the trash bags with the instability, lack of self-worth, and fear that nearly 437,500 kids in foster care experience during this uncertain time in their lives. It is a time of great upheaval and instability, and their first foster home placement is unlikely to be their last. Many youth in foster care will be moved from home to home multiple times, carrying their life’s treasures in a trash bag.

Armed with the conviction that all children should be provided with everyday essentials and the comfort of a few things to call their own, Rob and Reece, started Comfort Cases in 2013. This simple, but large step began a journey to improve the lives of children in foster care throughout the greater DC region.

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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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