Students fill hundreds of backpacks for children in foster care

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“You want to make kids feel loved who maybe don’t have it as well as we do, and you don’t want them to go into a home where they don’t know anybody already not feeling well about themselves. You want to make them feel like somebody does care,” Horter said.

The club is partnering with Comfort Cases and organized a collection drive to fill backpacks with a new blanket, new pajamas, a storybook, a coloring book, crayons, a stuffed animal and toiletries.

The children usually enter foster care with a trash bag containing little to no belongings.

“It makes you realize how grateful I am for the things that I have that others don’t, and so, I only had a little amount of time to make a few backpacks,” Horter said. “But over time, I realized that I could be making hundreds, and over the years, I made more and more and more and then finally, I became an ambassador for the organization and we decided to make a club at school. So, now we have kids making hundreds of backpacks this year.”…’

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