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Join us in helping our non-profit partners, Comfort Cases


 

 

 

 

 

Child welfare has changed a lot since the 1920s when Li'l Orphan Annie first appeared as a comic strip. Even then, it wasn't a realistic portrayal of life for children in orphanages. Kids who are no longer in the care of their parents face many challenges, and unlike Annie, can not rely on help via deus ex billionaire. That's why during the run of ANNIE, we are partnering with Comfort Cases, an organization with a mission to provide comfort and support to children entering the foster care system. They have done this by providing kids with their own Comfort Case.

A Comfort Case is a small duffel bag or backpack that holds essential items and a few special things.  Its purpose is to provide comfort for children as they enter the foster care system.  The case provides the essentials for the first few days in a new place as well as some comfort items to help ease a scary transition. They want these children to know that their community cares about them and wants them to have something of their very own.

You can make a difference in the life of a child in need by donating a new pair of pajamas to be included in a Comfort Case.

 


 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

WHAT: A Pajama Drive to benefit Comfort Cases

WHERE: Pajamas can be dropped off at Olney Theatre Center in the blue bins located in the lobby of the Historic Theatre next to the Box Office.

HOW: Bring a pair of new pajamas (infant to size XXL). All sizes are needed, but particularly older children’s sizes. Please keep in mind to avoid pajamas with potentially hurtful messages like “Daddy’s Little Princess”

WHEN: Now through the run of Annie. Prior to any performance of Annie or during Box Office hours, Wednesday - Sunday, noon - 6:00 pm.

MORE INFORMATION: Visit ComfortCases.org