GRANTS PASS, Ore -- Students in Josephine County picked out a backpack and filled it with school supplies at the Parkway Christian Center.
Kahli McBride was one of the students volunteering. "We are handing out erasers, pens, pencils, colored pencils, crayons." said McBride. She helped other kids stock up for the school year.
Every year 'Our Foster Kids' teams up with Parkway Christian Center and the Salvation Army to make sure every kid in the the community has a backpack and school supplies. It's for any student in Josephine County from kindergarten through high school.
Saturday about 300 kids in need got new backpacks. Bea Ryan is the Executive Director for 'Our Foster Kids'. "It's really tough for any child to go to school, especially if maybe it's a new school. New school supplies and a new backpack so they feel like everyone else. This is really important." said Ryan.
Kids like McBride volunteer every year to help their peers get their school supplies. "It feels good." said McBride.
This back to school supply event happens every year. If you want to donate go to https://ourfosterkids.com/donate/