Luggage Of Love

October 19 to December 18

Apex’s 6th annual, third party event, Luggage of Love Campaign to benefit CASA Kane County is underway! Last year we raised over $25,000 in cash, suitcases, gift cards and essential personal items for children in the foster care system.

Providing Comfort

Our Goal: $30,000

Our 6th annual Luggage of Love Campaign to benefit CASA Kane County is underway! Last year we raised over $25,000 in cash, suitcases, gift cards and essential personal items for children in the foster care system. CASA Kane County advocates for the best interests of these children (ages 0-21) both in and out of court. This year we have set our goals higher than ever!

We are looking to surpass last year’s total and raise $30,000 in monetary donations, suitcases, gift cards and essential personal items. When we achieve our $30,000 goal, it will push the Luggage of Love contribution to CASA Kane County to over $100,000!

The Reality

Foster children frequently have few belongings; just a couple of outfits, photographs, and a stuffed animal or toy. When they are moved between families, these children are often forced to carry their few keepsakes and belongings in plastic trash bags. Carrying their items in bags can be embarrassing and yet another reminder of how little they own.

How Can You Help?

All persons interested in volunteering for CASA Kane County must complete the inquiry form below. An automatic email will be sent confirming receipt of the inquiry form. Please know that receipt of an inquiry does not guarantee placement as a volunteer. After reviewing your inquiry, a member of our team will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.
Jim and Jessie
Jim and Jessie Chakires with Gloria Kelley

When Can You Help?

From October 19 to December 18 we will be collecting donations of the following items in our office along with other select locations. Please stop in and help us help these kids.

The Items Needed The Most Are:

Donate Now

You can also make a monetary donation below, or simply scan the code on the right with your phone to visit the website and show your support!

How You Can Help

The following age group tables show the incidentals and suitcases that can be provided to a youth. Purchase or donate $250 to supply the following incidentals to a youth in need: