4-H National Day of Service

Panhandle 4-H groups donate items for foster children

4-H groups and community members were able to provide several carloads of supplies and a cash donation to a local non-profit group that provides essential items for children in the Foster Care system in Western Nebraska.

During the month of April, 4-H groups across the Panhandle gathered their resources and celebrated the 4-H National Day of Service by making donations to Finders Keepers. The supply drive focused on items like diapers, formula and other infant items, new socks and undergarments, new or gently used clothes, shoes, coats, toys, games, books, school, art supplies, backpacks, bags, tote boxes, and new toothbrushes and toiletry items.

Approximately four carloads of items were delivered to the Finders Keepers supply bank at Northfield Church in Gering. The Scotts Bluff County Shooters Club donated $500, which will be used to purchase new items.

Individuals or groups who are looking for volunteer opportunities can contact the Finders Keepers group for more information. Finders Keepers holds at least three “seasonal” giveaway events each year to make the donated items available to families that need them. Volunteers can also coordinate item deliveries on an as-needed basis.

For more information about Finders Keepers, visit their Facebook page. While logged on to Facebook, search for “Finders Keepers Children Outreach” or browse directly to their page at https://www.facebook.com/Finders-Keepers-Childrens-Outreach-1903916593208799/

For more information about Foster Care, visit their Facebook page. While logged onto Facebook, search for “Nebraska Foster and Adoptive Parent Association” or browse directly to   https://www.facebook.com/Nebraska-Foster-and-Adoptive-Parent-Association-139527229430992/