Dr. Wendy Hawke Lenz was featured on Fox 5’s Good Day Atlanta on Thursday, January 20, to spread the word about Totes 2 Tots. She was joined by Katherine Herren, Deputy Director of DFCS, one of GCS’s main partners in their annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive for Georgia’s foster children.
Dr. Lenz discussed the importance of donating bags, since many of Georgia’s foster children travel from home to home with their belongings in garbage bags. Equipping these children with their very own bag or suitcase “…creates a feeling for them of not only independence but of dignity,” Dr. Lenz said. “There are more than 7,000 children in foster care in Georgia. This year’s goal? We would like to have a new or nearly new bag for every single child.”
Click here to watch the video: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/good_day_atl/Totes-for-Tots-Helps-Georgia%27s-Foster-Children-20110120-gda-sd
This year’s event, which was rescheduled due to dangerous winter weather conditions, will take place on Friday, January 21. New or nearly new bags and suitcases can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at 22 GCS locations across Georgia, including 15 in Metro Atlanta.
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