Up to 250 children enter the child welfare system each month, and many don’t arrive with so much as a change of clothes, said Kelly Rossi, director of Eckerd’s Raising Hope, which is a program that allows the kids to shop for their own personal items. They accept donations and volunteers to stock their Rooms of Hope.
There are currently four of these established in Florida including the site that Rossi manages in Largo. To donate visit Eckerd.org/RaisingHope
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