WHO WE ARE?
Kay's Carry-On is a veteran operated non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way foster children experience foster care in the USA
WHAT WE DO
We desire to build awareness and volunteer opportunities which will better the lives of children in foster care by providing comfort in a not-so-comfortable situations. We strive to be the helping hand so that youth can "Carry On" in the foster care system so they can move confidently into their future adult lives.
NO foster child should be given TWO trash bags.
Deuteronomy 10:18 (NIV)
HE defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.
Psalm 10:14 (NIV)
But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless.
So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
The Kay Kizer Story
As a child, I never experienced belonging by having a close or intimate relationship with adults. It is a MUST that children need to experience this so they will not be searching for life-long relationships.
Children should NEVER have to ask themselves, " Why don't I belong?"
I did not belong to my birth mother except for those 9 months that I was developing and growing in her womb. Even then she did not want me. I was only attached to her physically but I was abandoned in the womb...AN ORPHAN before birth... not wanted by any family including my own birth family. What? How can that be? Belonging (begins) in the mind of the individual starting around 14-18 months old (to feel included). I just wanted to be LOVED and not a "MISFIT".
My sons and grandchildren always knew what it felt like to belong. It had to do with the fact that I wanted them. They are valuable and precious to me. I made sure they received hugs, words of affirmation, smiles, "just because" cards and "I love you" letters.
The gift of Belonging catapults me into stepping into the things of God. It causes me to feel powerful, happy, joyful and of great importance. I feel as if I can do all things and according to the scriptures " I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me".