Coping with COVID-19: Made For You

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Cecilia “Cece” Clark, center, poses for a picture with her family members who help her collect and assemble “Ready to Go” kits for youth in foster care, during the coronavirus pandemic. Valley News/ Cecilia Clark photo
When Cecilia “Cece” Clark was in foster care and did not know if or when she would find a forever home, she longed to have things she could call her own. Since being adopted by the Clark family in Menifee, the 17-year-old decided to help others who are still in the foster care system. Clark founded a charitable project named Made For You and began by collecting and assembling “Ready To Go” kits, which contain basic, everyday hygiene items and personal items such as bedding. “When children come into the system, at all hours, they have nothing with them,” she said. “I want to help the agencies, families and the child with having something. Each kit that I make has a personal message for each child, letting them know they aren’t alone and that they are loved. When in the
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