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Kids to Love: Pack the Backpacks Update: 4,273 Foster Children Served

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We did it!

4,273 foster children have the supplies they need because we Took Action and with your help, Got Results.

Hundreds of Volunteer.

“It’s a good feeling to be a part of all this, to be a servant,” volunteer Julia Akers shared.

Hundreds of hours

“When you look around you see how big this place is, how big these boxes are, people like Ron over there sorting supplies, it just says I think we’re having an impact in the community.” Stan Pylant, WHNT News 19 General Manager said as he worked to fill backpacks.

We are Taking Action and Getting Results so thousands of foster children can have the supplies they need for school.

More than 8,000 notebooks.

Callie Smith with Cullman County DHR explains what these supplies mean to foster children..

“Proud of their things, new things, new school supplies “

More than 10,000 pencil.

“It’s wonderful to be able to give to the children so they feel like other children who are going to school” Donna Hamlett with Madison County DHR added.

More than 2000 protractors.

DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner was a county worker before the state appointment.

“I’ve been in the county when those Kids to Love donations were going in trying to get them back to the county it’s just a phenomenal atmosphere with all of that coming and going  it’s just great to know these resources are out there,“ said Buckner.

“Whether it’s 4 or 14 it doesn’t matter, I think kids need love, I think by taking action whether you want to be a foster parent or you wanna donate school supplies or whether you wanna donate time, it’s just getting involved," said Stan Pylant, WHNT News 19’s General Manager.

“We can’t do all the wonderful things we do it were not for Kids to Love helping the foster parents out they help us to do all we can do,” Commissioner Buckner added.

4,273.  On behalf of all the children we serve, thanks to everyone who played a part in Packing our Backpacks.