Home
Photo Galleries
News Sports Open Forum Obituaries Legal Notices Events

Tuesday | November 12, 2019

SEARCH  

ADVERTISING

Rates
Deadlines
Policy

SUBSCRIPTIONS

Subscribe/Renew
Counter copies
CONTACT US
Letters to the Editor
Our Location

ABOUT US

Staff
Mission Statement
Memberships
Click for Outing, Minnesota Forecast
National Newspaper AssociationMN Newspaper Association

The Northland Press is a legally adjudicated newspaper

Crow Wing County Staff Donate 186 Filled Backpacks for Foster Care Youth

Web posted September 10, 2019
Crow Wing County employees took part in a backpack challenge to gather backpacks full of supplies for local foster care Kids and teens. 186 backpacks were donated and filled with essential items such as toiletries, clothes, blankets and stuffed animals. The children that are going to foster care often leave their homes in a hurry and have little or no time to gather belongings. A local community group that used to gather backpacks and donate to Crow Wing County was no longer able to continue to contribute.

Community Services staff challenged other departments to a friendly competition to see what team could gather the most backpacks. “We had to find a new solution and we turned to our peers. We were absolutely amazed and humbled by the giving spirit of all of our staff. They not only embraced the challenge with open arms but opened their hearts to help the kids in our communities.” stated Community Services Director Kara Terry.

Besides the filled backpacks staff also collected $600 dollars, books and dozens of boxes of personal care items. If you’d like to donate to the foster care backpack challenge contact Family Services Supervisor, Ronda Kline at 218-824-1150 ronda.kline@crowwing.us

So far in 2019, 221 kids have been placed in foster care in Crow Wing County and there are currently 34 traditional licensed foster care home and 37 relative foster homes. Foster parents provide a temporary home for children when they cannot remain in their own home. Care is given until their own parents can resume this responsibility or until a permanent plan is made with relatives or adoptive parents.

If you’re interested in learning more about the foster care program or in applying to become a foster parent call 218-824-1140 or visit www.crowwing.us

More Top Stories



P.O. Box 145, Outing, MN 56662 • Phone 218-792-5842 • Fax 218-792-5844 • Email news@northlandpress.com