Independence Gives First June Donation Event is in support of Operation Angel (we are collecting all month long!). It’s focused on the essential needs of children as they enter the foster care system in the KY DCBS Northern Bluegrass Region.
As of May 1st the number of children in out of home care in KY was 9,777 and 1,342 in our region.
Operation Angel was established to provide duffle bags filled with essential needs to children as they enter the foster care system. As children come into foster care they bring with them the clothes they are wearing and a few small items tossed in a trash bag. This rarely includes daily necessities.
We are hoping to collect as many items from the list below as possible throughout the month of June (you can drop off donations any day starting today through June 30 at the City Building, or bring to the Summer Concert on June 13 and drop them off at the collection barrel).
Please note, all items must be new for this program.
* Diapers or pull ups (all sizes)
* Clothing (premie through 16)
* Baby wash, baby lotion, diaper cream
* Bottles/Sippy cups
* Baby toys or books
* Shampoo and Conditioner
* Body wash
* Individual packets of tissues
* Hair brushes and combs
* School supplies
* Books, word puzzles, journals