Kent State students give back to children in foster care

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KENT, Ohio- Keri Richmond, a 20-year-old Kent State student, is giving back to foster children. She knows firsthand how these kids feel, as she spent five years in the foster care system.

"Typically when a foster child is entering the system, they are given two trash bags, and these trash bags are for the few belongings that they do have," Richmond said. "And this is how they move from home to home."

She is giving back by raising money to buy 'sweet cases.' They are special dufflebags filled with stuffed animals and personal items the children can call their very own.

Instead of trash bags, Keri is hoping to give away 160 'sweet cases' to foster children going through that tough transition.

If you would like more information on how you can donate to the foster case 'sweet cases,' CLICK HERE.