On November 15, members of the Aktion Club assembled 30 backpacks full of comforting supplies that will go to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Club members were excited to be able to help ease the children’s transition.
The Aktion Club has worked hard to put together 150 backpacks over the last year. The backpacks include items like toiletries, school supplies, coloring books and crayons, journals and stuffed animals. They are designed to meet the needs of boys and girls from ages 0-13.
“Putting these backpacks together has been a fantastic experience for our club members,” said Michelle Avrum, Recreation Assistant Director at Metzenbaum Center. “I think it’s wonderful because the backpacks benefit the children who receive them and provide a way for the adults who assemble them to be involved in their community.”
The backpacks were delivered to Geauga County Job and Family Services, a department of the Geauga County Board of Commissioners, on December 15.
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