Precious Cargo: How You Can Help SC Foster Children
May is National Foster Care Month, and to promote awareness, Collins & Lacy, P.C. is teaming up with the South Carolina Youth Advocate Program (SCYAP), a provider of foster care and community-based services, to host a statewide item collection drive for the organization’s Precious Cargo Program.
For any questions about the collection hosted by Collins & Lacy, contact the firm’s Marketing Director, Janie Langdale, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: A community-based drive to give donations of basic toiletries, school supplies, and comfort items to be filled into duffel bags that will be provided the day the foster children enter into SCYAP’s care. The bags are prepared for specific age groups and separated by male and female, so they are personalized for each child.
WHEN: For two weeks, starting May 16th and ending May 27th, during the business days of Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
WHERE: Drop-offs for donated items will go to each of the three Collins & Lacy offices in Columbia, Greenville, and Myrtle Beach. Monetary donations can be made through SCYAP’s PayPal account found here.
ITEMS USED IN PRECIOUS CARGO BAGS
Completed duffle bags are prepared based on three age group categories: birth- 2 years; 3-11 years; 12 years and up. The baby bags contain baby items as well as the baby blanket, etc. The bags for the older children contain regular fleece blankets and a stuffed animal along with the other items.
Toiletry & Comfort Items
Baby Story Books
Pencils- all school ages
Blue or Black Pens
2 Pocket Folders
Zipper Pencil Holder