Local non-profit collecting luggage to help Upstate foster children

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) In South Carolina, there are just under 2,000 children in the foster care system. When they move from home to home, many of the children have to carry their belongings in trash bags.

Fostering Great Ideas is a non-profit that has been trying to help these children by giving them luggage to carry their belongings. 

This program is called “Carry On.” 

The non-profit said that there are more foster children who need homes than there are foster homes to take them in right now. 

Gently used or new bags are being collected at all seven of the Greenville City Fire Stations.

Fostering Great Ideas hopes to receive up to 1,000 pieces of luggage to help foster children in the Upstate. 

Anyone can drop off lightly used or new luggage at any one of the fire stations in Greenville until Thursday night.

Greenville Fire Stations:

  • Verdae Station at 825 Verdae Boulevard
  • West End Station at 125 North Leach Street
  • Augusta Road Station at 2101 Augusta Street
  • Stone Avenue Station at 880 East Stone Avenue
  • Pleasantburg Station at 15 Waite Street
  • Eastside Station at 14 Pelham Road
  • North Main Station at 801 Rutherford Road

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