4th grader launches Easter Basket Drive for foster kids

Medford, Ore. — A Kennedy Elementary School student wants to ensure that local foster kids have something to smile about this Easter.

Emma Jean Bolton is recruiting her classmates and her community to put together Easter baskets that will be given to kids in foster care. She says she wanted to do something to help those in need after seeing a homeless man begging outside.

“Adults they look at it and they say ‘oh this person did that so they deserve this but kids they look at it and say ‘they didn’t do anything, so why are they out there?'” Emma Jean Bolton says, “so its more, get the kids involved, and then it makes them look at the world different and its just a way to put a smile on somebody’s face everyday.”

Easter baskets containing individually wrapped candy, toys, or stuffed animals can be dropped off at Kennedy Elementary School no later than next Wednesday, March 16th.


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