For most of us, a trash bag is what you use to dispose of household waste. But for the 8,500 children in foster care system in Georgia, that’s often the only way they have of carrying their personal possessions. You have a chance to change that reality by donating to Totes 2 Tots, an effort coordinated by Georgia Cancer Specialists and Northside Hospital to collect suitcases and backpacks to give those children so they have something decent that they can keep for their clothes and toys.
Totes 2 Tots-Helping Children in Foster Care
Here to help meet a need and provide a suitcase or backpack for children in transition is the Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive. This annual event is sponsored by Georgia Cancer Specialists and Northside Hospital. Together, along with members of the community that see a need, Totes 2 Tots has provided over 37,000 bags to children in transition since 2003. These children, ranging from infants to teenagers, have an immediate need filled as a result. Instead of transporting their belongings in a garbage bag, they are able to use a new (or nearly new) suitcase or backpack.
If you are interested in getting involved and helping these children have hope and sense of belonging, join the initiative in dropping off a new or nearly new bag on January 16 at any of the Georgia Cancer Specialists offices. Locations and more information for other volunteer opportunities may be found at the Georgia Cancer Specialists website and at the Totes 2 Tots Facebook page.
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