JCPS students stuff backpacks with supplies and fun for foster care kids

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Some students in the Jefferson County Public Schools district are making a big impact at a young age.

Fourth graders at Portland Elementary School worked with Highland Elementary School from Johnson County to put together book bags for JCPS students in foster care. The project is called Foster Friends.

Backpacks for boys and girls were filled with school supplies and fun items like stuffed animals.

"This is something that has been amazing and I'm super-proud of these kids," said Molli Benge, a fourth grade teacher at Portland Elementary. "If there's one thing I want to leave with these kids, it's to give back to the community."

"There are a lot of kids that are very fortunate and there's other kids that don't really have anything," said John Maynard, a fifth grade student at Highland Elementary School. "And it warms our hearts to know that we're helping these kids that need help."

The students collected supplies and filled about 40 backpacks for donation.

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