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Backpacks being collected for kids in need


ANTHEM – The start of the new school year is fast approaching, and a drive is being held to get school supplies for kids in need.

For the fourth year in a row, foster and adoptive mom Kelley Camasto is collecting backpacks and school supplies for children in foster care shelters and foster families. Camasto has a list of 30 children who need backpacks and basic school supplies.

Anyone who wants to help can contact Camasto. She will provide information on one of the kids’ needs, and the contributor can buy for that child. Participants can buy a backpack and fill it with supplies, buy a backpack, or buy school supplies for donation. Monetary donations for school supplies will also be accepted.

Donations need to be turned in by July 17 so that the kids can have what they need before school starts. To participate, contact Kelley Camasto at (602) 743-3338 or