Fair attendees invited to donate backpacks for foster kids


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Child welfare officials in Kentucky are inviting visitors to the Kentucky State Fair to donate backpacks for children who come into the foster care system.

A statement from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the agency will collect backpacks and duffels bags at its display during the run of the fair.

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Cabinet Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson says the effort is a small but meaningful way to help foster children carry their possessions with dignity in a new bag that belongs to them.

Without the donations, children who go into foster care often have their belonging placed into a large black garage bag in order to transport them.

The fair runs Aug. 17-27 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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8/15/2017 1:08:00 AM (GMT -4:00)