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Month long drive to collect items for foster children begins

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Tuesday kicks off child abuse prevention month... And one organization is making sure children in foster care feel more at home.
     Mission West Virginia along with students at Concord university are holding a month long drive for items to support kids in foster care.
     They said sometimes children leave their homes with nothing, or a few items in a garbage bag.
     Organizers hope to collect as many suitcases, bags, toiletries and stuffed animals as possible to help the growing need for these children.
Drop off sites are located all over the state as well as at the Erma Byrd Center in Beckley and Concord University.
If you'd like to help, you can contact Mission West Virginia at 866-CALL-MWV.