Amy* arrived on her foster carer’s doorstep with only a plastic bag and a few possessions. Amy’s foster carer, Mary, soon found out that this little girl had never slept in a made bed or been taught how to use a knife and fork. She could barely write her own name and her teeth had so many cavities that it hurt for her to eat.
New pyjamas and a blanket from Berry Street helped Amy overcome the overwhelming emotions of the day.
“It must have been such a long time since she’d been given anything new, and entirely her own. It was hard not to cry, seeing what a big deal it was for her to be in clean, new pyjamas,” said Amy’s foster carer.
For children who have missed out on so much, a special gift at a distressing time can help provide comfort to children like Amy.