As the academic year approaches and students head back to the classroom, StepStone Family and Youth Services (StepStone) announced its “Back to School” backpack drive to benefit foster youth in need. StepStone will be accepting donations of new and gently used backpacks from September 1, 2022, through September 30, 2022, at locations in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.
“With the school year quickly approaching, we want to make sure our foster youth have everything they need to succeed in the classroom this year,” said Chad Hall, vice president of development with StepStone. “Donating a backpack is a great way to help our youth get back-to-school ready and make a positive impact on their learning experience.”
StepStone helps connect children in need with foster families who can provide comforting, nurturing homes. The organization has been serving Kentucky for more than 10 years and provides foster care services, counseling, respite care, training for foster parents and youth residential services. StepStone is always looking for new foster families to help children in the Kentucky communities who need safe, caring living environments.
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