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Benefit Drive For Upstate Foster Children

Benefit Drive For Upstate Foster Children

In honor of May being Foster Care Awareness Month, the The Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative and the Greenville City Fire Department are partnering with Fostering Great Ideas® to improve the experiences of foster children throughout the Upstate through the “Carry the Load” collection drive.

The drive is going on May 20-23 and organizers say the donation items will help foster children transition from place to place with “dignity.”

Drop off locations are at any Greenville City Fire Department:

•Station 1 – Verdae Station 825 Verdae Boulevard
•Station 2 – West End Station 125 North Leach Street
•Station 3 – Augusta Road Station 2101 Augusta Street
•Station 4 – Stone Avenue Station 880 East Stone Avenue
•Station 5 – Pleasantburg Station 15 Waite Street
•Station 6 – Eastside Station 14 Pelham Road
•Station 7 – North Main Station 801 Rutherford Road

Donation items needed are:

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  • carry-on sized luggage
  • handbags
  • large duffle bags
  • diapers

You can also make monetary donations at Donate: www.fgi4kids.org/donate

For more information on Foster Care visit Fgi4kids.org

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