ABOUT DASHAWN PATRICK
CHARLOTTE'S TOOL BOX
Charlotte's Tool Box is a short-film about how permanence and stability can change destiny, one child at a time.
"Who cares? Somebody has to care!"
Ola Mae
Every child has a tool box.  We can't see them, but they're there; filled with tools for
their transition into adulthood.
Charlotte's Tool Box is a fictional short-film based
on millions of true stories of children who've grown up in foster care, never receiving
the tools needed to thrive in life after foster care.  
Charlotte's Tool Box aims to
promote how stability and permanence create an environment that allows children
to realize their own potentia
l. Without permanence or stability, how will these
children receive the tools to realize their ability to achieve? Investing in the lives of
children in foster care
, through adoption, will shift their destiny, one child at a time.

Synopsis of Charlotte's Tool Box:
Charlotte is a determined seven-year old girl with a tremendous passion for
athletics.  Her seemingly ordinary life is disrupted at age nine and she is placed into
foster care. Each day she walks home from school, passing local parks, standing
outside of fences, watching other girls play sports.  She mimics their moves,
dreaming of the day she'll be part of a team.

Charlotte is now 18 and is set to age-out of foster care.  Occasionally, she walks by
parks, still standing outside of fences, mimicking the moves of the girls playing
sports.  She wonders how her life may have been different had she been given the
stability to achieve her goals.
BASED ON A MILLION TRUE STORIES
CHARLOTTE'S TOOL BOX
ABOUT CHARLOTTE'S TOOL BOX
A SHORT FILM
DASHAWN PATRICK
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