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Winner of a 2009 Student ADDY Award

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This piece was designed to raise awareness on the difficulties faced by American foster children who so rarely find a loving, permanent home and are often repeatedly returned to the system, leaving them “sold short” of a stable upbringing. The mailer is intended to surprise it’s parent-aged recipients by taking the form of product packaging, complete with a user-manual for the commodified “Foster Katie.” The piece also provides a brief history of Katie’s time in foster care along with some powerful statistics about the continued displacement of the American foster child before calling on the reader to consider becoming a permanent parent to a child in need.

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Foster Katie history and foster care statistics panel ended by the call to action

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Die-cut cover of the “Foster Katie” user manual

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Product diagram

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About this child

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Medical history

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Care & Maintenance

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Campaign logo

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Logo thumbnail sketches

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Package design sketches