Honor moms and help kids at the same

Local - 4/18/2014 4:11 PM by Stuart Hammer

BECKLEY – Convenience stores in West Virginia are raising money for kids, and they're doing it by honoring moms.

Buy a paper flower, dedicate it to a special woman in your life, and help kids in need. That's the goal of the Children's Home Society of West Virginia.

The Home’s take in foster kids and those who need emergency housing. Little General's, Go-Mart's, and One Stop's in the Mountain State will be taking donations for the Home Society though Mother's Day.

Program Director William Perkins says money raised in the communities stays in the community, so you know exactly who you're helping.

“Not just to raise money but to get awareness out of the children in care and the children in need. And not only that, but we just want to say ‘thank you’ to all the mother's out there that play such an important vital role in our lives.”

The society says more than 4,000 West Virginia children are in some type of foster care due to a family crisis, and 1,200 more are in need of adoption.


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