This holiday season, an Ashland City attorney hopes to give Cheatham County children entering foster care a sense of security and something to call their own: a suitcase packed with necessities. Crystal Morgan of The Law Office of Crystal Morgan, a family law attorney in her fifth year, has seen numerous heart-breaking scenarios where children are forced to pack their belongings into garbage bags as they are plucked from their homes and thrust into new environments where they are surrounded by unfamiliar faces.
“These children are at their most vulnerable time,” says Morgan, 35, who dedicates much of her life to child advocacy.
In hopes of easing the jitters of the already nerve-wracking transition period and giving these children something to call their own when they may feel overwhelmingly displaced, Morgan has launched a campaign that she hopes will truly make a difference. Through her initiative, she aims to provide 50 children within the Cheatham County foster care system with their very own suitcase filled with basic necessities.
Between now and December 8, gender neutral suitcase donations will be accepted at The Law Office of Crystal Morgan, At Home Realty, Cheatham County Department of Children's Services, Pinnacle Bank in Ashland City, and Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church.
Suitcases should be filled with necessities like shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, lotion, tooth brushes, toothpaste, and diapers. As per the safety rules of DCS, razors are prohibited.
“As a community, these are our children and they need our love and attention,” says Morgan.
If you have an questions regarding this project, please call (615) 246-1193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.