CHFS: Donation drives collect hundreds of bags for foster children

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Hundreds of children going into foster care will not be taking their belongings with them in trash bags, thanks to donation drives around Kentucky.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says this summer Kentuckians donated more than 500 duffle bags, backpacks and suitcases at several different events.

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Those bags will be distributed to several counties across the state and given to children in foster care.

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services says it will bring dignity to children in foster care.

“All too often, when children are removed from their home and placed into state care, there is no choice but for them to stuff all their belongings into a black garbage bag,” says CHFS Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson. “Because of the generosity of people from across the state, we can change that with these bags.”

The cabinet says a number of organizations sponsored duffle bag and backpack drives this year, including the Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, which launched a “Duffle Shuffle” campaign.

For more information, click here or search #DuffleShuffle.