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Who We Serve

The Pieces of Home Backpack Project was implemented at Boston Medical Center to serve children who are in the first phase of foster care, an emergency removal from an unsafe situation. The children are brought to the hospital by police officers, emergency medical technicians, or family members.

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Testimonials

"It's such a HUGE help for me, so that I am not rifling through my 12 year old son's outgrown clothes at 2 am in the attic, looking for a size 5 pair of PJ's. The kids LOVE the backpacks..."

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Testimonials

The generous and caring individuals who accept emergency placements have expressed gratitude for the Pieces of Home project, as children often arrive late at night without clean clothes, comfort items, or basic hygiene items. One parent who has taken in over 290 children through emergency placements said this:


"It's such a HUGE help for me, so that I am not rifling through my 12 year old son's outgrown clothes at 2 am in the attic, looking for a size 5 pair of PJ's. The kids LOVE the backpacks - it is the only thing they typically bring with them that belongs to THEM. I always know when they come from BMC because the staff there take the extra time to get them a coat or a hat, a teddy bear, anything to help them feel less anxious."