“Buccos Rising Stars luggage drive fosters the spirit of reduce, reuse, recycle, while giving a lift to children in the foster care system.
Carmen Bucco, who spent time in the foster care system as a youth, knows all too well the challenges and instability children in the system face. On top of everything else, when kids move, their only “luggage” is often a trash bag provided by social services.
According to Bucco, one of his board members heard of a nurse in San Francisco who collected suitcases for foster care children who visited her hospital. A suitcase provides a sense of stability because it is “theirs” and all of their belonging can be transported and held securely.”