Comfort U Bags (CUBs) support children going into foster care for the first time
Who Are We?
Siân is an ex foster carer for Bristol City Council. She believes that every child deserves to feel a sense of dignity and that every child going into care deserves to pack their belongings in a special bag that they can call their own. Her vision is to provide a proper bag, filled with comfort and essential items, to these brave children in foster care on their journey to find their forever home.
She calls this idea Comfort U Bags (CUBs) and in July 2017 set about establishing the initiative with an amazing team!
The backpacks are purchased through fundraising and then anyone can ‘adopt a CUB’ which involves taking a backpack and filling it using a content list which has been approved by Children Services; although the content is standard and items must be new to preserve the dignity of the recipient, the adopters have the autonomy to choose brands and retailers.