Each year, we provide local foster children with a Bag of Joy for Christmas as a small way of showing the love of Jesus and to remind them they are not alone. This year, in a partnership with the local DSS, we are collecting new or gently used duffle bags to be used as the bag of joy.
There are currently 78 children in the foster care system in Pulaski County alone. Between our Pulaski and Blacksburg Northstar Campus we try to provide a Bag of Joy for every foster child in Pulaski, Montgomery, and Giles County. From now through the month of October, we are collecting donated bags.
Once they are collected, we will then challenge the Church to take a bag and fill it based on the age and gender of their designated foster child. Northstar will then drop off the filled bags to the DSS, who will then take care of delivering the bags around the county.
For more information email Mandy Farris at firstname.lastname@example.org.