Our Story


Scheer founded Comfort Cases, a non-profit organization provides backpacks with essential items like toiletries, pajamas, activities and other items for children in foster care. The charity went from providing about 300 kits in 2013 to donating 25,000 to kids in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia foster care systems last year.

Rob is an outspoken advocate for children in foster care and speaks all over the country. He was recently honored at the Family Equality Council Impact Awards in Los Angeles, Calif.

Our Board of Directors

“I remember the first day Amaya came to stay with us. She was four years old, moving into her third foster home and carrying her entire life in a white trash bag,” said Comfort Cases founder Rob Scheer.

“Having experienced foster care myself, I was disgusted to see a child forced to carry around their things like they were garbage. We took her out to buy new clothes and she picked out a Cinderella nightgown.”

“From that moment, I knew we needed to make a change.”

​Aimee DeBrandt
Anne Manners
Anthony Bonetti
Audrey Forshey
Emily Stevens
Jane Phillips

Kim Stokes

​Linda McLaughlin

Marie Israelite
Noelle Calfee
Robert Scheer
Sharon Cassidy
Terri Stevens
Trish Blake
Vicki Corini