“We are advocates, ambitious, humanitarians. We are ready to see change in this world and are eagerly pursuing it. We want these children to experience a sense of  normalcy in their sometimes topsey turvey lives.  Kay's Carry-On is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming the way foster children experience foster care in Texas..” 


—  Kay Kizer, Founder

 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.

Matthew 7:12 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. What? How can that be? Belonging begin in our minds.I didn’t belong to an expectant mother. Mentally she had disconnected herself from me so the sense of me belonging to her  Her older sisters spoke into her ear gates (persuasion) to give me to the foster care system. I did not belong to this growing out of control system either. I didn’t belong to the foster families that I lived with temporarily. WOW!!! All I wanted was to belong…that I was valuable and previous to someone. Is this too much or am I asking for too much??? What is the cost of belonging? No amount of money will cause someone to belong. 

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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".