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Wake Forest group that helps foster kids raising money for tote bags

Posted September 29, 2013

Mercy for America's Children

You might remember a post I had back in February about Mercy for America's Children, a Wake Forest group that advocates for children in the foster system.

I featured Stacy Eleczko, a mom and volunteer with the group. The group has five goals - to connect families with children and kids with the help that they need; to advocate for kids in the foster system; to work to reform the system; to educate the public about the issues; and to support families who adopt children before, during and after the process.

The group works with Wake County's foster children, offering events for the children and meet ups where prospective parents can meet kids. It also works to advocate for foster children across the country.

One thing that I still remember from my conversation with Stacy is that, in many cases, foster kids have only a trash bag to carry around all of their possessions as they move from home to home. It's heartbreaking to think that all these kids have is a bag usually designated for garbage as the only thing to carry what little they have.

Mercy for America's Children is raising money to purchase tote bags to give to children who don't have a proper bag. If you feel called to help, click here to find out how you can.

Another way to help the group: Spend the day, Oct. 5, at Three Bears Acres in northern Wake County. Mention Mercy for America's Children and Three Bears Acres will donate $3 per child's admission to the group. This outdoor play space is a lot of fun for kids of all ages.

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  • hsiflee Sep 29, 2013

    I remember that article, you were begging for money at that time also, mainly for the minority foster kids from mothers that had many children out of wedlock. However, I think at that time they are still collecting food stamps for cigarettes and wine...