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Gov. Bevin and CHFS Launch Duffel Bag Drive for Children in Kentucky’s Foster Care System

Contact: Woody Maglinger
502-564-2611
Woody.Maglinger@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin invites Kentucky State Fair visitors to help children in the Commonwealth's foster care system by donating new or gently used duffel bags during the fair at the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) exhibit, located in the Health Horizons area of South Wing B at the Kentucky Exposition Center. 

“We have 8,500 children in our foster care system and often, with very little notice, these children are moved from one home to another with nothing more than a black garbage bag full of belongings,” said Gov. Bevin. “We can do better than that by our children. If you are going to the state fair this year, could you bring with you a duffel bag to donate? The donated bags will give our children actual pieces of luggage for their belongings, and we will make sure they are placed in the hands of children who need it. We say often ‘We are Kentucky’—this is our chance to prove it.”

The drive’s launch will happen Thursday, Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. (EDT) in the CHFS exhibit, and will be attended by Gov. Bevin, CHFS Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson and other officials and employees of the state.

For more information on foster care and adoption in Kentucky, visit adopt.ky.gov or email openhearts@ky.gov.

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