ATLANTA – The StepStone Family and Youth Services of Georgia is helping Georgia foster students in need with a backpack drive.
As the academic year approaches and students head back to the classroom, StepStone Family and Youth Services of Georgia is kicking off its first-ever “Back to School” backpack drive to benefit foster youth in need. StepStone will be accepting donations of new and gently used backpacks from September 1, 2022 through September 30, 2022 at locations across the state between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“Starting school can be a source of anxiety for many children. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring the youth in our care have the supplies they need to feel comfortable going back to the classroom,” said Christina Bach, Georgia State Director with StepStone Family and Youth Services. “Donating a backpack is a small way to make a big impact on a child’s learning experience – and we’re grateful for our community partners who are supporting this initiative.”
StepStone Family and Youth Services helps connect children in need with foster families who can provide comforting, nurturing homes. The organization has been serving Georgia for more than 10 years and provides foster care services, counseling, respite care, training for foster parents and youth residential services. StepStone is always looking for new foster families to help children in the Georgia communities who need safe, caring living environments.
StepStone Family and Youth Services has operations in nine states and is organizing backpack drives nationwide this fall.