GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - Mesa County Department of Human Services received some helpful donations this week.
Averi Wagner turned eight this year and didn't ask for presents, but for shoes. Wagner received 20 pairs of shoes from her birthday party, all going toward Foster Care of Mesa County.
As a result other organizations became inspired to do the same.
“So our shoe drive will start on August 22 for [to] Be an Angel Day and runs through September and October. We will be collecting shoes for kids in foster care delivering them at the end of October and working with the girl scouts to do this,” said Janet Rowland, with Court Appointed Special Advocates.
“We have a bare necessities closet so when kids come into care they can actually come into our closet and shop for themselves [picking out supplies they need and want],” said Foster Care of Mesa County supervisor Joni Bedell.
Foster care officials say most people usually donate clothes and books but shoe donations are very low and are needed the most.
The foster care program helps children ranging from new born to the age of 18. To learn how to donate to the foster care program, call 970-248-2794. By: KREX TV Angelo Vargas.