Back-to-school drive to benefit Heartland foster children

(Source: KFVS)
(Source: KFVS)

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - A stuff the bus drive in Sikeston, Missouri helped area foster children get ready to head back to school.

It was planned for Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoe Sensation in Sikeston.

They collected school supplies, backpacks, new clothing and shoes.

It was organized by the Scott and Mississippi County circuit foster parent association.

"We like to try to help get all the supplies the kids need to go back to school so it doesn't take out more money that some foster parents just can't afford," Karrie Rhinehart of the Scott/Mississippi County Foster Care Association said.

The supplies will benefit children in those counties.

Organizers hope to get the children they serve prepared and ready for school so they can be confident to head back into the classroom with their peers on the first day.

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