A trash bag is what most foster kids carry their belongings in. And Monroe County Children and Youth Services are trying to raise awareness to change that. Officials are challenging community members to donate luggage so they don't have to travel from foster home to foster home with a trash bag. There's an especially huge need right now- foster kids are coming in weekly due to the heroin epidemic. Plus, a lot are going away to college.
They've already received about 200 bags since they started the challenge a few weeks ago and a lot of those were delivered today. A truck from Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson dropped off 60 to 80 pieces of luggage. Owner Linda Schlier's sister-in-law is a foster parent for Monroe County Children and Youth so she's always been close to the cause.
If you'd like to help, you can drop off luggage or bookbags at Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson located in Snydersville or at Monroe County Children and Youth on Phillips Street in Stroudsburg.