GCS and Northside Hospital Sponsors 14th Annual totes 2 tots Suitcase Drive for Georgia Foster Children
The 14th annual totes 2 tots suitcase drive, sponsored by GCS and Northside Hospital, collection took place Friday, Jan. 15, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All GCS offices participated in the drive, which delivered new or nearly new backpacks and kid-sized suitcases to foster children in Georgia.
More than 11,600 children, from infants to teenagers, are currently in the foster care system in Georgia. Many of these children shuffle their belongings in garbage bags when they are removed from their homes. Since totes 2 tots inception in 2003, the annual volunteer event has collected and distributed more than 47,000 bags.
GCS partners with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to distribute the bags in the counties in which they’re collected.
Generous support is always provided by WSB-TV’s Family 2 Family Project and Courier Express.
To participate in totes 2 tots, simply drop off a new or nearly new bag at the nearest Georgia Cancer Specialists office each year during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., holiday.