Donations sought for foster care children

Children entering foster care often arrive with no belongings.

D. A. Blodgett­­—St. John’s tries to give each child a “care bag” containing items they can immediately call their own upon moving into their foster home. The information below provides suggestions on how to organize care bags. Generally, it is helpful to fill a back pack or duffel bag with the items.

The Grants and Resource Development Department is collecting items for D. A. Blodgett—St. John’s home. Our goal is to put together 100 foster kids care bags for our community service project in celebration of GRCC’s 100th year.

We will be collecting the items listed below between May 1st and July 31st, 2014.

Special Need-Baby Bags Suggested Contents:

  • diapers/wipes.
  • bibs.
  • 1 outfit.
  • baby bath.
  • receiving blanket.
  • onesies.
  • socks.
  • sleeper.
  • baby lotion.
  • baby washcloths.

General Care Bag Suggested Contents:

It is helpful to create bags for ages 2-4, 3-5, and 6-9, for girls and boys

  • 2 pair socks (or package).
  • 2 pair of underwear (or package) (older boys prefer boxers).
  • sweat suit or pajamas.
  • backpacks or duffel bags.
  • soap/shampoo.
  • comb/brush.
  • deodorant.
  • toothpast/toothbrushes.
  • feminine hygiene products for teenage girls.
  • age-appropriate toy, stuffed animal, game or other fun item.

Contact: Delicia Wilondja at x2122 or with questions or if you need more information.

Drop off location: Grants and Resource Development Department, College Park Plaza-Annex.


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