KIDS ARE HELPING FOSTER CHILDREN IN INDY
Love a stranger as thyself. Leviticus 19:18 Judaism encourages the giving of loving
kindness to others. More than 250 artists have shown tender loving care with their
creative pillowcase designs over the last several years. Artists, fifth grade through
twelfth grade, stencil paint pillowcases that are filled with a stuffed animal, a book,
toothbrush and toothpaste, underwear and socks and given to a child, age 2-15, before
he/she enters Marion County Foster Care.
Artists from all over the area have participated, Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation has
been the largest supporter for over 10 years. North Central High School English
Department and Best Buddies program, Girl Scout Troops, IHC Mitzvah Day, and
several B’nai Mitzvahs used this as their mitzvah project.
The Children’s Bureau and Department of Children Services YES Program distribute the
filled pillowcases to children as they are placed with a foster family. Whether the child
uses the pillowcase to place their head on or to house their special things will be their
choice. We hope they find comfort with their new items and treasure them knowing that
another child painted the pillowcase especially for them.