Stuff The Luggage Bags

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The season of giving is upon us, and one group wants to make sure foster kids aren't left out.

The "Carry On" campaign is a partnership among several state agencies, including the U.S. Attorney's office and Mission West Virginia, incorporated.

It provides essential personal items for kids entering the foster care system from homes where they were victims of abuse or neglect.

The campaign encourages donors to use an old luggage or duffle bag to donate their goods.

"And if we can get kids early enough, keep them on the right track and show them there is something out there," U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Monday in Parkersburg, "and they don't have to veer off on the wrong course, then we're all much better off."

Children who are quickly moved to foster homes are often forced to use trash bags to carry their personal items.

For a list of drop-off points, check out the hot button" on our home page.

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