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Backpacks being collected for needy kids

Staff Report~ 7/16/2014

ANTHEM – Back-to-school can be a little overwhelming for any kid. For kids who are in the foster system, the start of school can be an especially difficult time.

Kelley is an adoptive and foster mom, and she wants to make the start of school easier for children who are in foster care. She’s collecting backpacks and school supplies for these kids, particularly those who are in transition into foster care and may not have what they need to start school in August.

All typical school supplies are needed, including new backpacks, paper, pencils, pens, crayons, scissors, rulers, and more. New clothes are also needed.

Kelley will deliver items to Arizona Adoption and Foster Care. To get a comprehensive list of items that are especially needed, call her at (602) 743-3338. This donation drive runs until the beginning of August.