GFWC donates to help foster children

Once again, General Federation of Women’s  Clubs — Big Rapids collected suitcases and duffel bags to donate to the foster care program at the Department of Health and Human Services in Big Rapids. Many times, children entering foster care come with few of their own possessions and may just fill a paper bag with their clothes and other items. The 12 suitcases delivered this year were set up for children of varying ages. For smaller children, the suitcase is filled with a warm, fuzzy blanket; a book; a stuffed animal; and a flashlight/night light. For older children, some of the items are adjusted based upon the age group. Foster care caseworkers were on hand when the delivery was made. Pictured, Mary Beth Vanderlist, GFWC member, hands off the suitcases to a caseworker from DHHS. (Courtesy photo)

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