Pennys for Foster Care Kids collects spare change and gently used or new backpacks. I then fill them with things kids entering foster care may need or like, such as: toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shampoo. small toys, coloring books, or journals for older kids. Each backpack has a Penny Bear(TM) in it. Penny Bears(TM) are special bears created to give hugs and love to children in difficult situations. I then deliver the backpacks to the local Department of Children and Families to give to kids entering into foster care.