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4-H club aids foster care kids

The 45-member Green Valley 4H Club spent their holiday helping foster children by preparing duffle bags of goodies.

Green Valley 4H Club
The 45-member Green Valley 4H Club spent their holiday helping foster children by preparing duffle bags of goodies.



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Each Green Valley 4H Club duffle bag included grooming items, a toy, and a warm blanket, according to club leaders.

— Community service is just one of the many goals 4H members tackle during their club year.

For the Green Valley 4H Club, helping children who might not have a good holiday was a large part of their December projects according club leader Brenda Prins.

She said the members, who are in third through 12th grade raised money in December for their duffle bag project.

Monday night, the 45-member club prepared 22 bags, each filled with a blanket, teddy bear, coloring book, crayons and hygiene kit, Prins said.

“For our Christmas service project our club raised funds to purchase duffel bags to be given to local foster kids when they are placed in a foster home,” she said.

The bags will be donated to the local foster care office for distribution as staff see fit.

The duffel bags were purchased through TogetherWeRise.org, she said.

Prins said the members “… had a great time decorating the duffel bags, and they will be given to the local foster care agency.”

The Green Valley 4-H club also participates in other activities in the county, raising animals for judging at the Yakima Junior Fair and Rodeo each August in Grandview.



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