Kern County Search and Rescue's Jim is helping out the Crescenta-Canada Lions Club in their annual Kases for Kids fundraiser. The Lions Club wants you to donate suitcases and backpacks in good condition for kids going into foster care.
Why backpacks and suitcases? Many kids arrive in foster care with only a few changes of clothes stuffed into a plastic trash bag. A backpack or suitcase gives them a chance to arrive at a new foster home with a little bit of dignity.
The lions club also suggests that stuffed animals and blankets would be greatly appreciated, as would toiletries.
Items on the wishlist include: Suitcases (with wheels preferred) and/or backpacks, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwash, soap, washcloths, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, combs, hairbrushes, lotion, kleenex, notebook-note pad, paper, pens, pencils, markers, sharpeners, erasers, highlighters, crayons, stuffed animals, and blankets.
Donations can be dropped off at the Jawbone Station Visitors Center by July 20, 2016 and Jim will take them up to be donated on the official drive day, which is July 23, 2016.
The Lions Club will be collecting on July 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Ralph's Parking Lot on the corner of Foothill Ave and Raymond Ave.