Next Luggage Drive: February 2010!

Please help Children's Action Network collect new and very
lightly used luggage for Los Angeles foster children.


WHY: Each month, 800 children in Los Angeles County enter the foster caresystem.

On average, these children move to three or four differentplacements,
each time bundling up their belongings in nothing morethan a garbage bag when moving from home to home.
Children's ActionNetwork is collecting luggage so the foster children can transfer their belongings in an organized and dignified way. Our goal is to collect 800 pieces,
one for each child who enters care during the month.

WHEN: February 2010

WHERE: Luggage can be dropped off at:
Children’s Action Network
10951 West Pico Boulevard, Suite 330
Los Angeles, CA 90064

CONTACT: If you have any questions or need more information, please call:
Nicole Cadena at 310.470.9599 or
e-mail to cancadena@aol.com or
.
More than 20,000 children, in Los Angeles County are in the foster care system, due
to severe abuse, neglect or abandonment. These children make up thirty-eight
percent of California’s entire foster care population.
Each May, National Foster Care Month provides an opportunity for people all across
the nation to focus attention on the year-round needs of American children and
youth in foster care. The campaign raises awareness about foster care and encourages
many more citizens to get involved in the lives of these youth -- whether as their
foster parents, volunteers, mentors, employers or in other ways.
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