backpacks for buddies

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Rep. Severin's office

In October, State Representative Dave Severin announced the launch of “Backpacks for Buddies”, a donation drive seeking new backpacks filled with overnight care items to be given to children placed in emergency foster care.

On Friday, the first installment of 45 backpacks were delivered to Severin's office in Marion.

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.