Waco: Organization collects school supplies for foster children

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Waco organization is already at work collecting school supplies for local foster children.

Foster Angels is sponsoring a backpack and school supply drive from Monday through Wednesday at George’s Restaurant & Bar at 1925 Speight Ave., George’s Restaurant & Bar No. 2 at 1201 Hewitt Dr. and Tiff’s Treats at 720 South 5th St.

Donations may be left in blue barrels at each of the locations.

Every person who donates will receive a $5 Tiff Treats gift card.

Foster Angels' goal is to provide all 200 foster children in Waco new backpacks and supplies for the upcoming school year.

"Kids in foster care are not able to bring a lot with them from their homes, removals can be very traumatic and so they are not able to bring their backpacks so it’s very important to us that they get to feel like every other kid on the first day of school,” Foster Angels representative Maggie Sheppard said.

Elementary School Backpack List

• Pencil Bag
• No. 2 Pencils
• Blue/Black/Red Pens
• Markers
• Crayons
• Wide Ruled Paper
• Spiral Notebooks
• Pocket Folders
• Scissors
• Glue

Middle/High School Backpack
• Pencil Bag
• No. 2 Pencils
• Blue/Black/Red Pens
• Highlighters
• Colored Pencils
• College Ruled Paper
• Spiral Notebooks
• Pocket Folders
• 3-Ring Binder
• Binder Dividers with Tabs