Long & Foster Norfolk Office to Collect Donations for Comfort Cases

March 24, 2017

Long & Foster Real Estate has announced that its Norfolk, Virginia, office will hold a donation collection and drop-off party supporting local nonprofit, Comfort Cases, from noon to 2 p.m. on April 1. The event will be open to the public.

Comfort Cases provides children in foster care with essential goods and comfort items. During the event Long & Foster sales associates and staff, as well as community members, are welcome to bring donations of backpacks, sleepwear, small blankets, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and more. A full wish list of donation items can be found below.

“We are so excited to participate in this event to support Comfort Cases,” said Candy Dennis, of the Long & Foster Norfolk office. “We hope to fill many bags, so that children in foster care do not have to go without.”

Comfort Cases mission is to provide children up to age 18 who are in the foster care system with a bag filled with items they may need during a time of transition, including basic wardrobe and hygiene items, as well as small items of comfort. The organization serves communities in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

During the April 1 event, community members are welcome to stop by the Norfolk office to drop off donations, learn more about Comfort Cases, meet agents in the office and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Contact the office at 757-623-2500 or stop in between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Comfort Cases Wish List:
– Backpacks
– Small duffle bags or suitcases
– Pajama sets and sleepwear (sizes toddler/child 2 to adult XXL)
– Small blankets (up to throw size 50” x 70” – must be able to fit in Comfort Case)
– Toothbrushes (youth and adult)
– Toothpaste
– Shampoo and conditioner
– Soap and body wash
– Deodorant
– Lotion
– Stuffed animals
– Coloring books
– Crayons
– Journals
– Pens and pencils
– Books (new or like new and age appropriate for toddlers to teens)

To learn more about Comfort Cases, visit ComfortCases.org. Long & Foster Real Estate is the No. 1 privately owned residential real estate company in the United States. For more information, visit LongandFoster.com.