Wanted: Gently used backpacks & suitcases
The UW-Parkside Bookstore staff is asking you to search your closets and attics for gently used backpacks and suitcases and to donate them at the store's Student Center location. These items will be given to children being placed in foster care.
When a judgment is made to remove a child from a home, the action is frequently quite swift and children have almost no time to gather any personal items. If they do, it's usually in a trash bag. Having a backpack or suitcase for personal belongings gives children a measure of dignity.If you would like to donate a backpack or suitcase, please stop in the bookstore and drop off your item(s). And please remember...gently used.