Backpack

A southern Illinois lawmaker is launching a program to help children placed in emergency foster care.

State Representative Dave Severin says far too often, these children are removed from their homes in an undignified manner.

Local Teacher Leads Backpack Initiative

Oct 10, 2019

A campaign to provide Carbondale students, who otherwise could not afford them, with backpacks is going on now through October 31st, 2019.