Donating Backpacks To Children In Foster Care

In Pittsburg, Kansas, middle school students are donating backpacks to children in the foster care system.

What started out as a project to research the foster care system quickly turned into the children wanting to help those in need. Kelsey Boulware, their sixth-grade teacher, tasked her students with the project, wanting to make them aware of what’s going on in their community.

The students were shocked to find out that 140 million children worldwide are in need of a temporary or permanent home. So to make things just a little better, and to show their love to those around them, the backpack idea came to mind.

“Some of them just have trash bags [filled with their belongings] over their shoulders when they go into somebody’s home. A backpack might make them feel better,” said Webb Fern, one of the students contributing to the project.

What an incredible group of kids these guys are. To read the full story, click here.

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