Orangetheory Fitness Morgantown
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A trash bag should never be a child’s suitcase… 



Our 2023 Orangetheory Morgantown fundraising goal is $7,200.  This will put 160 Comfort Cases into the hands of children entering or moving through the West Virginia foster care system.  


At Orangetheory Morgantown we have the most positive and loving community that is committed to more life. This is an incredible opportunity to bring a smile to a child’s face, and to make a meaningful difference by providing hope and love to the lives of West Virginia children in crisis.

In West Virginia, there are 6,179 youth currently in foster care (DHHR Child Welfare Dashboard, as of October 30, 2023). The number of youth in foster care continues to rise year after year with West Virginia having one of the highest rates of youth in foster care in our country.

These youth, who have often been neglected and let down by the adults in their life, should not have to start their foster care journey with a sense of hopelessness and worthlessness by being handed a trash bag.

We should not ask them to carry their belongings in bags that the rest of us use for trash. Also, we should not expect them to essentially use a “stranger’s” bar of soap and toiletries on the first day they meet. Unfortunately, this is the experience of West Virginia youth in foster care every day.

Comfort Cases aims to eliminate the demoralizing practice of placing children in homes with their belongings in trash bags.

Comfort Cases is a nonprofit, founded in 2013, whose mission is to inspire communities to bring dignity and hope to youth in foster care through Comfort, Community, Character and Compassion. They do this by providing each of the thousands of youth entering the foster care system in West Virginia with Comfort Cases. Comfort Cases are backpacks with comfort and personal care items for the first few days in which youth enter foster care. The cases are age- and gender-specific bags with the following comfort and personal care items: pajamas, blankets, socks, toiletries, journals, books, pens, coloring books, crayons, and stuffed animals.

And WE can help support this amazing effort not only through monetary donations but by coming together to pack Comfort Cases for youth in foster care in our area. This is where we can put our hands and heart towards the community effort by choosing the actual Comfort items and placing them in the backpack.

If you are interested in helping us pack Comfort Cases, please contact the studio front desk for more information. We will pack cases on December 9th at the Bridgeport studio from 12:30-1:30PM, and at the Morgantown studio from 3:30-4:30PM. On December 16th, we will pack cases at the Charleston studio from 12:30-1:30pm, and at the Barboursville studio from 3:00-4:00PM. 

Your financial donation and/or hands-on contribution is sincerely appreciated.

ABOUT Orangetheory Fitness 2023
Name Date Amount Comments
Mountain Country Investors #2, Inc. | DBA Buffalo Wild Wings 12/05/2023 $260.56  
Andi Burke 12/01/2023 $50.00  
Emily Kurth 12/01/2023 $50.00  
Lexi Summers 12/01/2023 $25.00  
Laura Morgano 12/01/2023 $186.24  
Anonymous Friend 12/01/2023 $103.71  
Anonymous Friend 12/01/2023 $516.79  
Barbara McGhee 12/01/2023 $52.01  
Amy and John Dale 12/01/2023 $100.00  
Jeanne Rhodes 12/01/2023 $51.96  
Kayla Younciak 12/01/2023 $46.84  
Renee Carpenter 12/01/2023 $258.55  
Elizabeth Stryker 12/01/2023 $93.28  
Samantha Ford 12/01/2023 $206.90  
Tara Wright 12/01/2023 $52.01  
Bobbi McClelland 12/01/2023 $46.72  
Adnan Haider 11/30/2023 $51.96  
Natasha Campbell 11/30/2023 $25.00  
Jessica Wilfong 11/30/2023 $207.11  
Amy Dierman 11/30/2023 $52.01  
Lindly Theroux 11/30/2023 $100.00  
Megan Reeler 11/30/2023 $51.96  
Joanne Fairbanks 11/30/2023 $51.96  
Kortney Welch 11/30/2023 $15.82  
Linzi Smith 11/30/2023 $26.13 Merry Christmas!
Monica Minor 11/30/2023 $50.00 God bless! Happy holidays!
Kyle Adams 11/30/2023 $155.41  
Monica Warden 11/30/2023 $104.69  
Tiffany Muhly 11/30/2023 $52.50  
Anonymous Friend 11/30/2023 $51.96  
Melissa Phillips 11/30/2023 $31.33  
Mandy Larew 11/30/2023 $186.24  
Lisa Moats 11/30/2023 $103.60  
Sky & Becky Bolden 11/29/2023 $310.20 The most wonderful time of the year!
Eric Hayhurst 11/29/2023 $103.60  
Gillian Krafft 11/29/2023 $103.60  
Leah Summers 11/29/2023 $93.37  
Whole Brain Solutions 11/29/2023 $500.00  
Jen Turner 11/28/2023 $232.72  
Nicole Sroka 11/28/2023 $46.79  
Mary Heather Boyce 11/27/2023 $92.17  
Janet Lawrence 11/27/2023 $50.00  
John and Sommar Stump 11/27/2023 $103.71  
Chuck Nemetz 11/27/2023 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/27/2023 $52.01 God Bless!
Brenda Hawkins 11/27/2023 $75.00  
Kelly Lindsay 11/26/2023 $52.01  
Anonymous Friend 11/26/2023 $50.00  
Jessica Sell 11/26/2023 $100.00  
Jess Hood 11/25/2023 $46.84  
Diana Fronczek 11/25/2023 $103.60  
Ryan Warner 11/24/2023 $135.00  
Kayla Zimmerman 11/23/2023 $100.00  
Alexia Bozek 11/23/2023 $26.13  
Janet Blatt 11/22/2023 $50.00  
Erinn Casazza 11/22/2023 $50.00  
Cheri Murray 11/22/2023 $45.00  
Jessica Humphrey 11/22/2023 $103.60  
Kelly Moore 11/22/2023 $100.00  
Wendy Ridenour 11/21/2023 $51.77  
Shelly Quance 11/20/2023 $100.00  
Gabrielle Comfort 11/19/2023 $46.70  
Theresa Meale 11/17/2023 $50.00  
Jason Dunlop 11/17/2023 $100.00 Well done everyone!
Lisa Poland 11/17/2023 $94.05  
Julie Thalman 11/17/2023 $104.47  
Maura Koonz 11/17/2023 $260.70  
Linda Moorehead 11/17/2023 $50.00  
Daniel Post 11/17/2023 $464.18  
  Total $7,515.47  
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