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Suitcase Drive for Children in Foster Care

The Tug Valley Area Juniorette Club is sponsoring a suitcase and personal hygiene item drive for children in foster care. Juniorette Club Mentor Shelby Porter says this is an extremely important project.

“Foster care has been something heavy on my heart recently and dealing with children every day, I see some of the struggles they go through, that we may not notice, or things we may take for granted,” Shelby says. “A lot of people don’t realize these children leave homes with trash bags and sometimes when they leave homes with these trash bags, they feel like they are also trash. Just giving them a bag, something they may not have ever had in their life, is something we can do.”

In addition to suitcases and duffel bags, the club is also requesting personal hygiene items like deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, baby wash and lotion, and diapers to be included with the bags. Another requested item is cards of encouragement to be placed in the bags. The club members hope the card will let the children know that someone is thinking of them.

The Tug Valley Area Juniorette Club has three drop off locations for this donation drive. Donation boxes are located at the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce (The Coal House) on 2nd Avenue, Williamson, West Virginia, Just Teasin’ and Tanning Salon in Belfry, Kentucky, and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Library-Logan Campus, Logan, West Virginia. This will be a year-round project.

To find more information about this project check out the Tug Valley Juniorette Club Facebook page.

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