CARRY ON CAMPAIGN Volunteers Collect Carry-On Bags For Children In Foster Care
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Bethany Simmons
Reported: Oct. 26, 2012 11:03 AM EDT
Updated: Oct. 26, 2012 11:37 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
A Cabell County group is making sure children who are placed in foster care do not have to carry all of their belongings in a plastic garbage bag.
The Department of Health and Human Resources and Mission West Virginia have partnered to host the "Carry On" campaign. People donate new or gently used luggage or duffel bags filled with various care items. Volunteers from the Huntington-Cabell Republican Women's Club assembled some of the bags in Huntington on Thursday.
"Most of us are mothers or grandmothers, and we are partial to helping children so that's why we decided to do this project," volunteer Kit Muth said.
The bags will be delivered to Child Protective Services workers to distribute to children in foster care.
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