A Montgomery County man, who used to be homeless as a teen, is now helping thousands of kids across the U.S. to never have to carry their belongings in a trash bag again.

Rob Scheer created the charity Comfort Cases four years ago in his Darnestown garage. Using only donations and an army of volunteers, so far over 30,000 foster care kids have traded in their trash bags for Comfort Cases.

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Each bag is filled with toothbrushes, books and stuffed animals. They are bags filled with dignity. Rob said there are over 400,000 kids in foster care in the U.S. Six thousand in Virginia, 2,500 in D.C. and 7,000 in Maryland.

"I believe in them, they are leaders and they can be more than anyone tells them they can be," said Scheer.