Jack & Jill of America donates $500 and clothing to help foster children

The Weekly Challenger | ST. PETERSBURG — Oftentimes foster kids arrive at foster homes with only the clothes on their backs. Members of the Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. joined together to host a clothing drive to help raise awareness and support for children entering the foster care system with little to no resources.

More than 30 families including children participated in the event held April 30 inside the Eckerd Room of Hope. After sorting and stocking clothes, shoes, toiletry and school supply items, members also presented Eckerd Raising Hope with a $500 donation to further its mission of providing support for children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances.


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