Returning to school for foster care students is a difficult time, but Citizens Caring for Children is trying to create a welcoming environment to get students back to learning.
"Each month, we serve an average of 265 foster children, which ends out being over 3,500 children each year," Citizens Caring for Children Director of Development and Communications Abby Werth said.
The group is now working on getting children ready for their first day with a back to school bash. It allows the kids an opportunity to get necessary supplies during back to school shopping.
"Our foster kids get to pick out a brand-new first day to school outfit," Werth said. "A pair of shoes, their special backpack and then they get to fill it with school supplies."
The group said if people do not feel comfortable going into their resource center to shop around, there are other options.
"They can shop curbside," Werth said. "They give us their favorite color, interest, and then we have volunteers who come in the resource center pick out their first day outfit, their backpack, and their school supplies."
Citizens Caring for Children is a donation-based program which needs shoes, backpacks, notebook paper and water bottles, but any donation you can give is appreciated.
Their event kicks off August 1 and runs through August 6
You can find out more about this organization by clicking here.