To help foster families across the state, House lawmakers partnered with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy and its Institute for Excellence, a nonprofit organization serving more than 4,600 Hoosier children every day. Together, during our Bags of Hope event, we filled more than 100 diaper bags with needed items like diapers and blankets for foster families.
These bags will be donated to foster families to provide for the infants and newborns in their care. Almost 60 percent of all kids entering the child welfare system are under 6 years old, and many of these children leave their homes with only the clothes on their backs or what they can fit into a trash bag.
I had the opportunity to address those in attendance as the chair of the House Committee on Family, Children and Human Affairs, and promised that helping children is my top priority.
To learn more about how you can change a child’s life, visit www.FosterHopeIndiana.org.