100 Black Men donate suitcases to children

ALBANY — When foster children have to move their belongings sometimes go into garbage bags for the trip. The Lily Pad and the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children asked for help to provide children with luggage they can call their own.

The 100 Black Men of Albany organization stepped up and donated 100 suitcases for the children Monday as part of “The Suitcase Project” in memory of Janaysia Stevenson, a 19-month-old girl beaten to death at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend.

“The suitcases will be filled with a toy, usually stuffed animal, a Bible, a blanket and other items for the children,” said Holli Reksten, CASA communications coordinator. “We also give the children toiletries, toothpaste and things they need.”


KaosinAlbany 3 years, 11 months ago

This group of men are a very noble group. They do so much for the people of this town than many realize.


DRTexas 3 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic. Thank you gentlemen.


supersquawker 3 years, 11 months ago

A suitcase and a bus ticket would be better. The best thing these kids could do is get the hell outta here.


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