The newest members of Huntsville JSL completed the traditional Provisional Class Project yesterday with a moving presentation at the Walker County Department of Family Services. Fifty backpacks were filled with everyday items that are taken for granted by most, but will be treasured by children who must visit the office in transition to a foster home. The backpacks are intended to give the teenagers that go through CPS a few comforts of home and personal items of their very own. Each of the backpacks included a small pillow, towel, washcloth, notebook, pen, deodorant, shampoo, brush, toothbrush and toothpaste.
The ladies and gentlemen who work with these children day in and out were beyond delighted with the gift and expressed what an impact they will have on the children who receive them. Their excitement and gratitude were overwhelming.
We are proud of how these new members came together to fill a little known, but great need in our community.