Items sought to help foster kids

Children entering foster care often arrive with no belongings, so D.A. Blodgett­­-St. John’s tries to give each of them a “care bag” with items that they can immediately call their own upon moving into their foster home.

GRCC’s Grants and Resource Development Department is collecting items as part of 100 Ways to Give. The goal is to put together 100 foster kids care bags. Items will be collected through July 31, and it’s helpful to just pack a backpack or duffel bag. You can drop them off at the Grants and Resource Development Department in the College Park Plaza annex. Call Delicia Wilondja at 234-2122 or email her at with questions or if you need more information.

Items needed for baby bags:

  • diapers and wipes.
  • bibs.
  • 1 outfit.
  • baby bath.
  • receiving blanket.
  • onesies.
  • socks.
  • sleepers.
  • baby lotions.
  • baby washcloths.

It is helpful to create bags for ages 2 to 4, 3 to 5, and 6 to 9, and for girls and boys:

  • 2 pairs of socks (or packages).
  • 2 pairs of underwear (or packages)  — older boys prefer boxers.
  • sweatsuit or pajamas.
  • backpacks or duffel bags.
  • soap and shampoo.
  • comb and brush.
  • deodorant.
  • toothpaste and toothbrushes.
  • feminine hygiene products for teenage girls.
  • age-appropriate toys, stuffed animals, games or other fun item.

Thanks for your help!


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