Dec. 22, 2016 – Last year, Meghan Davis and Amanda Holt, both of
Brunswick, saw a need and set out to address it by founding Foster Hope,
an organization aimed at equipping Glynn County children and their foster
families with an essentials bag to help smooth the transition during the
first 48 hours of placement.
Helping to boost their efforts this year was a gift of 31 completed bags
for ages 12 months to 16 years old, plus an additional nine bags full
of supplies, donated by team members from the Southeast Georgia Health
System Information Systems (IS) department.
As foster parents themselves, Davis and Holt know children often arrive
with just the clothes on their backs. They explain, “It is often
very traumatic for the children, and having items to help get them settled,
such as pajamas, socks, small stuffed animals, a comb and brush, toothbrush
and toothpaste, without having to run out to a store helps immensely.”
Organized by Lydia Nave, an application analyst, the IS department donated
and filled 31 bags with the requested items, plus also included a blanket,
underwear, flashlight, coloring books
colored pencils or crayons. Nave notes, “The whole department really
pulled together in this effort.” Every year, in lieu of exchanging
holiday gifts with one another, the IS team picks a local organization
or charity to support.
For more information about Foster Hope, find them on Facebook at Always
Foster Hope or send an email to