When a child is removed from their home, they are placed in a foster home within 2-4hrs. As mandated by DCFS, Dept of Child and Family Services, the child must return to school within 3 days of removal. Usually, this is a different school based on the location of the foster family. When a child enters care, they may only have the clothes on their backs. The foster family is responsible for purchasing everything they will need for school. Many of these children are removed in the middle of the school year and need to purchase all new school supplies to attend the new school. We fill backpacks with community donated supplies.
Thank you to all of the volunteers, staff, and donors who make this event possible, as well as a special thanks to Grace Presbyterian Church for hosting us again.
If you would like more information about the donation period for the backpack stuffing event, give us a call at the office at 337.233.8302, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below to check out the school supply list.