FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Several foster agencies across the state received duffel bags that were filled with essential hygiene products.
The bags were donated to the Indiana Department of Child Services in Jay County and Step Stone Family & Youth Services in Fort Wayne.
The donations are apart of the Round Room/TCC Kids Rock campaign.
Officials said the campaign started the week of June 1 to ensure children entering the foster care system will have adequate personal care items and a bag to carry it all in.
“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports more than 435,000 children in foster care on any given day,” said CEO of Round Room Scott Moorehead. “Many of these children carry their belongings in trash bags or in their arms as they relocate, and we hope that providing them with essential items will show them they are cared for and give them a sense of community.”
Other foster agencies that received donations were SEI Voices for Children in Madison and the LaPorte County Division of Family Resources.
The supply packs donated by TCC stores are valued between $23-28 each, according to a release.
TCC said agencies received duffels filled with supplies for both babies and children ages 3-18.
The baby duffels included diapers in two sizes, wipes, baby shampoo, and body wash, while the child duffels contained personal care items such as a washcloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and body wash.