February is Mend a Broken Heart month, but no, it isn’t about sending flowers to friends who are mourning a break-up. This awareness campaign is sponsored by My Stuff Bags Foundation, an organization that supports America’s children who have been abused, neglected, and abandoned by the very people who should love them most. These children leave their homes, often entering crisis shelters and foster care with no personal belongings, and this organization partners with social service agencies to provide basic necessities to these children.
Tragically, too many of today’s youth experience abuse and neglect, and many are homeless. To commemorate Mend a Broken heart month, we’re promoting ways in which you can help these teens and spotlighting young adult fiction that deals with the difficulties they face.