North Carolina

If you live in Union County, you can help!


The Union County Department of Social Services is collecting suitcases for children in foster care. The project was initiated by Union County resident Ashe Simpson.

Most children come into foster care with their clothing and personal items in trash bags, and as they continue to move through the system, this remains their method for transporting their items.


If you would like to donate a suitcase to a foster child, call Robin Robinson at 704-296-4457 or Beth Yow at 704-296-4466.


From Wake County, North Carolina Office of Human Services:

Foster Care Wish List

  • Donations of Brand NEW Stuffed Animals. These are given to children when they are first placed in foster care.
  • Bags for Children including Ziploc bags with toothpaste, toothbrush, comb and brush, shampoo, etc. (We need these for teens as well as for younger children.
  • School Supplies for Children. We are always in need of bookbags, notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons, looseleaf binders.


For more information about how you can make a difference for children, call Vanessa Hickmon at 919-212-7474.

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