Soroptimist International of KC Northland collects suitcases for, and delivers them to, local shelters. Many women and teens show up at shelters with only the clothes on their backs. When given clothing, toiletries, and other basic necessities at the shelters they go to, they often have to put them in a trash bag. These suitcases allow them to keep their dignity by having a place to keep their belongings.
We have collected at least 1,000 suitcases, backpacks, duffel bags,and tote bags since we started this program.
This is an ongoing program that includes one major drive per year, but we accept donations all year long. To get more information or donate any gently used items, please click here.