Packing for a Comforting Cause
Packing for a Comforting Cause
Natalie A. Trout

Imagine you're a child in the foster care system. For whatever reason, you've been removed from the home you've always known. Maybe you are given a trash bag to collect some belongings before you transition into a foster home. Maybe you're not able to take anything other than the clothes on your back.

It was this heartbreaking thought that inspired Comfort Cases, an organization that gives foster kids backpacks filled with necessities and other fun and comforting items. Canterbury student Annabella Brown '22 helped bring Comfort Cases to Fort Wayne, and on Friday night, more than 30 Canterbury High School students helped pack 500+ cases at the Boys & Girls Club.

"Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed February 7 as Comfort Cases Day in Fort Wayne, which is incredible," said Jessica Morales, Canterbury Director of Advancement. "We had been collecting monetary and physical donations over the past month from all over the city, and it was amazing to see how our community came together for this cause."

Rob Scheer, CEO of Comfort Cases, also attended Friday's packing party. He spoke very highly of the Canterbury students. You can learn more about Comfort Cases at

"To have Canterbury a part of this project was so special," Morales said. "I am proud of students like Annabella and our student volunteers. They are truly living and practicing Canterbury's mission."

Check out some of the local media coverage of the event: