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DLI Carry On Crew

Team members: Row 1 (l-r): Mary Garvey, Gina Blohm, Gwen Hall, Mike Ungar
Row 2 (l-r): Donnie Porter, Chris Scalzo, Brad Mock
Not pictured: Shawn Reid

In honor of Foster Care Awareness Month, and in partnership with Fostering Great Ideas and the Greenville Fire Department, the Carry On Crew led a city-wide project to collect gently used or new luggage, handbags, and diapers for children in foster care. In South Carolina, there are more than 4,600 children in foster care and nearly 500 children in foster care in Greenville. As these precious children move from one place to another, they often have nothing but plastic garbage bags to carry their belongings with. Providing a personal piece of luggage to each child offers them a sense of belonging, continuity, dignity, and respect. The team exceeded their goal and collected more than 750 pieces of luggage.