Pockets of Hope
Pockets Of Hope

Felling to host 11th annual Trailers for a Cause

April 28, 2023
Pockets of Hope, which provides backpacks for foster children, will be the beneficiary of the auction, slated for this summer

Felling Trailers will host its eleventh annual Trailer for a Cause online auction of an FT-3 Utility trailer to benefit a nonprofit organization. Felling Trailers' goal is to bring awareness to various nonprofits that are making a difference by donating 100% of the winning bid from the auction to a different nonprofit each year.

The previous Trailer for a Cause auctions have raised nearly $40,000 for nonprofit organizations such as SOMN – Special Olympics Minnesota, Lymphoma Research Foundation, Minnesota Fire Fighters Foundation, and Eagle’s Healing Nest, to name a few.

Fort 2023, Pockets of Hope will  be the Trailer for a Cause auction beneficiary. Pockets of Hope is a nonprofit organization that gives children entering foster care backpacks filled with items they need and items they can call their own, providing a light of hope for the future. 

“Many times, children are placed in foster care quickly. The backpacks provide the children with something to start with, to hold onto, until the foster family can go and purchase other needed items,” said Jen Bruzek, co-founder of Pockets of Hope. 

Pockets of Hope provides backpacks for children from birth to 21 years old, including items such as shampoo, toothpaste, pajamas, socks, a blanket, a toy, or a notebook to provide for their basic needs and, hopefully, some emotional comfort.

A late summer  auction is being planned for Trailer for a Cause. Leading up to the auction, Felling Trailers will work with Pockets of Hope to generate awareness about their work, the children they serve, and the hope and security these backpacks provide to children entering foster care. Everyday children are rescued from abuse, neglect, and abandonment. 

“Every child should feel loved and cared about. Pockets of Hope’s mission fulfills basic needs while giving children hope for better todays and tomorrows,” said Brenda Jennissen, president/CEO of Felling Trailers.. I admire these women’s initiative, applaud them for the impact they’ve made on thousands of children, and am excited to raise awareness of and funds for their organization.”

Since its beginning in 2014, 2,420 children have received a backpack from Pockets of Hope. The backpacks are distributed through county social workers and the Central Minnesota Child Advocacy Center (CAC). On average, the Pockets of Hope team puts together and distributes 30-50 backpacks a month to wherever the need is.