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May 13, 2017

Thank you Bank of America for CARE-fully Packed's first corporate donation! An awesome team of about 50 Bank of America employees put together 60 backpacks for CARE-fully Packed! CARE-fully Packed then distributed these backpacks to additional CPS offices in Arlington...

April 4, 2017

Delivering fully-packed backpacks to CPS offices in Dallas and Fort Worth!

March 24, 2017

The entire first round of backpacks-- 120 CARE-fully packed backpacks-- are packed and ready to be distributed to children entering foster care! Packing all these backpacks was a blast! They are packed and divided according to age and gender, beginning with babies and...

February 22, 2017

All of the wholesale supply orders for the first round of backpacks are placed, and boxes are starting to stack up around here! 

February 7, 2017

Kendra Scott, a jewelry store in Southlake Town Square, hosted a fundraising event for CARE-fully Packed! Kendra Scott generously donated 20% of their sales on this night to CARE-fully Packed! The shopper turnout was amazing and even better than I had hoped! A total of...

December 14, 2016

Time to begin fundraising! I ordered CARE-fully Packed letterheads for fundraising and mailed them out to friends and family. I also started planning for future fundraising events. The generous donations are beginning to come in!

September 9, 2016

I received the determination letter back from the IRS stating that CARE-fully Packed is approved and thereby recognized as a tax-exempt corporation! This means that all your donations can be written off on your taxes! 

August 25, 2016

This month I obtained the EIN and opened a business bank account for CARE-fully Packed at Bank of America! I also created and published the CARE-fully Packed website!

July 7, 2016

CARE-fully Packed is officially incorporated! The Secretary of State of Texas approved my articles of incorporation and CARE-fully Packed is now registered as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization!

May 27, 2016

I first had the idea for CARE-fully Packed! I also turned 17! I have been sincerely passionate about foster care and adoption since my early childhood, and I have always desired to be able to make a difference in the lives of children in foster care. When I learned tha...

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May 13, 2017