Residents band together to support growing number of foster kids in Chippewa County

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Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – More and more kids are going into foster care in the Chippewa Valley, due to a large part to drugs.

That’s especially true in Chippewa County. People are now pitching in with the ‘Fashion For Foster Care’ event Thursday, which is sold out. There are lots of other ways to help though too.

Organizers said the most significant way to help is to become a foster parent, and if that is not possible, you can help on the weekends, and be another place for kids to go. The system could also use donations: money, clothes toiletries, diapers, basically anything kids need. Organizers said people could also donate their time by becoming a mentor, or a Big Brother or Sister.

“I feel like the event is yes is sold out, and the outpouring of community support not even with ticket sales, but donations for the raffle have been phenomenal and far exceeding my exceptions for sure,” said Carly Rubenzer, an interventionalist at Chippewa Falls Middle School.

All donations can be dropped off at the ‘Deck Closet’ in Chippewa County. The Deck Closet, or Drug Endangered Closet, is for foster children when they are removed from their home. They may leave with nothing, so the kids can grab what they need at the closet.

Fashion for Foster Care will be held at the Chippewa Distiller from 6 PM to 9 PM. All proceeds from the event will go to support Chippewa County Foster Children and programming.

 

Lindsey Ford

Lindsey Ford

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