Suitcases4Kids - Charity Collection - Needs Support

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Suitcases4Kids, a non-profit organization that collects new and gently used suitcases for children in foster care, is conducting a suitcase drive on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at nine locations in the greater Boston area including Allston, Brockton, Burlington, Cambridge, Somerville, Wilmington and Woburn.

Thousands of children in foster care as well as those in institutional care must carry their worldly belongings in a black garbage bag as they move from home to home. According to Ron Nickerson, the founder of Suitcases4Kids and a single foster parent of three sons, the goal of the organization is to provide every eligible child in Massachusetts with the dignity of owning a suitcase. "That means providing 14,000 children with suitcases," said Nickerson.
The suitcase drive will be conducted in cooperation with the Cambridge Department of Children and Families (DCF) and welcomes all new or gently used suitcases, duffle bags and large backpacks. Cash donations are also welcome and 100% of all proceeds go directly to the fulfilling the mission of Suitcases4kidsFor more information, additional drop off sites, or to volunteer, visit or contact Ron Nickerson at 508-733-7333.

Suitcases4Kids Drop Off Sites for October 10 (unless otherwise noted):

Boston Casting 10 am - 6 pm through October 17 (excluding 10/10; 10/11; 10/12)
129 Braintree Street Allston, MA 02134

Campanelli Stadium 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Home of the Brockton Rox
1 Feinberg Way Brockton, MA 02301

Burlington Mall 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
75 Middlesex Turnpike #130 Burlington, MA 01803

Memorial Elementary School 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
125 Winn Street Burlington, MA 01803

Cambridge Family and Children's Services 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
60 Gore Street Cambridge, MA 02141

Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
1555 Massachusetts Ave. Cambridge, MA 02138

Michael E. Capuano Early Childhood Center 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
150 Glen Street Somerville, MA 02145

Wilmington High School 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
159 Church Street Wilmington, MA 01887

Reeves Elementary School 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
240 Lexington Street Woburn, MA 01801
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