Tapestry House
appen grocery
Title Club
appen dec 2010 Duplicate

Totes 2 Tots drive collects 3,600 bags for foster children



Totes_2_Tots_w
The Totes 2 Tots program collected more than 3,600 bags and approximately $235 in financial contributions used to purchase more backpacks and suitcases that will be distributed to foster children in need. (click for larger version)
February 22, 2014
ATLANTA — The 12th annual Totes 2 Tots suitcase drive, sponsored by Georgia Cancer Specialists and Northside Hospital, collected more than 3,600 donated backpacks, suitcases and bags on Jan. 17, which will be given to foster children in need.

"This was our biggest, most successful Totes 2 Tots drive ever. Year after year, Totes 2 Tots allows us to demonstrate our commitment to the foster children in our state and invest in their futures. I am grateful to the community, our volunteers and everyone who contributed to the success of this event," said Dr. Cheryl Jones, vice president and chief medical officer at GCS.

About 7,500 children are currently in the Georgia foster care system. Many of these children use garbage bags when moving from home to home.

Since Totes 2 Tots was first launched in 2003, the annual volunteer event has collected about 37,000 bags to distribute to and help these children.

"It may seem insignificant to the rest of us, but for a child whose life is upended, these generous gifts offer some sense of stability in the transition to another home," said Keith Horton, Department of Human Services commissioner. "The Totes 2 Tots program is not just another drive for a material need; it is a program that seeks to provide our state's foster children with a sense of dignity and respect during a difficult time in their lives."

For more, visit www.facebook.com/Totes2Tots.

list visuals View images.
printPrint
emailEmail Link
CommentFeedback
shareShare

Tags: Community & Outreach

READER COMMENTS Submission
When posting feedback please be respectful. Be nice. :
* required value
Your Name*

Town*

Email (not shown on website)*

Subject*

Comment*

Verification*
Identify the animal




Coldwell Banker
Atlas Pools
RECENT CLASSIFIEDS
Free to good home

5 parakeets and cage free

April 15, 2014 | 01:37 PM
Five parakeets and cage »
Part-time

Nightly Cleaners

April 15, 2014 | 11:41 AM
Our company is seeking dependable, »
Garage Sale

HUGE NEIGHBORHOOD SALE in Seven Oaks!

April 14, 2014 | 05:30 PM
Johns Creek-Seven Oaks, HUGE »

Northside Oral Surgery
appen dec 2010