May is NATIONAL FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH! At any given time, there are close to 1700 children in foster care in Maine. MOST ARE GIVEN A TRASH BAG TO CARRY THEIR FEW POSSESSIONS. Many of these youth have been neglected and feel like they don't matter. A COMFORT CASE gives a child entering foster care a sense of dignity and hope. Each is packed with new pjs, a stuffie to hug, toiletries, and a book. The gift of these simple items tells a child, you matter. SHAWS OF ELLSWORTH at 175 High Street, Ellsworth is supporting Comfort Cases Maine by being a drop off point for backpacks and other contents for Comfort Cases from MAY 18-24. See the list of items needed to fill a Comfort Case. Show these children that you want to help by bringing a pair of pajamas, a coloring book or other items to SHAWS SERVICE DESK from MAY 18-24. For more information, contact Lesley Robinson at