Donation helps with transition to foster care

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Kids in foster care will benefit from a donation made Tuesday to Making Kids Count.

The Young Philanthropist Fund presented a check to the organization for $4,000, which will be used to buy Comfort Kits.

Mahoning County Children Services places 200 children in foster care each year. The children typically leave their homes with just the clothes on their back. The kits help replace items they were forced to leave behind.

“We know that for kids that are being removed from their homes, it is a very vulnerable time in their lives. If we can ease that transition into foster care, we would love to do that and help them,” said Jana Coffin with Making Kids Count. “They love these bags and love having a new, warm blanket, some toys, some coloring books and different things.”

Tuesday’s $4,000 donation will provide 150 comfort kits.

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