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Realtor asks for bag donations for foster children

Region – Too often, when a child has to move between foster care homes or facilities, they do not have a proper bag in which to carry their belongings. These children, who have already in many cases suffered great trauma, must instead have the indignity of putting their items into a trash bag.

This holiday season, local Realtor Keller Williams Realty is holding a drive to collect items for the children who receive services through the Wetzel Center in Worcester.

Donations needed for the children include:

* suitcases / duffel bags /backpacks (new or gently used)

* pajamas suitable for ages 4 through 17

* hats, mittens, scarves

* health and beauty toiletries (travel size) /hair accessories

* small games or books

Last year, Keller Williams donated nearly 90 bags of all types. Their goal this year is 125.

Items may be dropped off at Keller Williams Realty, 276 Turnpike Rd., (Route 9E by Lowe’s), Suite 221 Westborough. To arrange a local pickup call Jennifer Juliano at 508-871-7141 or email jennajulia@gmail.com.  A Facebook page, “Bag of Hope” Foster Children’s Suitcase Drive, also has been created –   https://www.facebook.com/events/301353159969034/

 

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