Project suitcase

We are one of Fort Hays State University’s 310 Leadership teams, Bags of Love. Our mission is to help the Salvation Army with Project Suitcase.

Project Suitcase provides assistance for the children in the Ellis County foster-care system. Each child that enters the system is only given two trash bags to transfer their personal belongings from home to home. Ages of the children in foster care range from the day they are born to age 21. Our ultimate goal is to obtain 350 suitcases, filled with a few toiletries and a personal item. We are asking the Ellis County community to kindly donate any type of suitcase, toys and stuffed animals. For example:

• Heavy-duty luggage bags.

• Duffel bags.

• Totes.

• Drawstring bags.

• Backpacks.

• Rolling luggage suitcases.

• Teddy bears.

• Books.

• Toys, etc.

The team Bags of Love is going to have a bag drive from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. Saturday, as well as from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 24 at Big Creek Crossing.

We would gladly appreciate any type of these listed items as donations to be able to help out the foster kids in Ellis County.

For any questions, contact any of these numbers below:

• Rosa Medrano, (620) 474-7454.

• Courtney Nemechek, (620) 376-8438.

• Johnae Blackmon, (785) 432-4110.

• Chelsie Andrews, (785) 416-0149.

• Katie Page, (785) 643-5677.

• Diane Hernandez, (785) 259-9377.

Rosa Medrano,

Hays