Scott Students Collect Backpacks for Foster Children
Foster children in northern Kentucky are getting some necessary items thanks to a group of Scott High School students.
Eagles Operation Angel was started by junior Terrah Holland, whose family has had 30 children in and out of foster care over the past 13 years. Terrah and her sister, Farrah, were adopted by their parents when they were ages 5 and 6, respectively.
The goal was to fill backpacks with items such as wipes, bottles, clothes, school supplies, blankets and stuffed animals that will be donated to an organization called Operation Angel, who assists children going into foster care.
“It will probably be the first thing (the children) have that’s actually theirs,” said Terrah.
Holland says Operation Angel is low on supplies, and that’s why she wants to help. The goal was to fill 75 backpacks, and the group surpassed that goal.
“It’s always good to go above and beyond," said Terrah.
The sisters are planning to present that backpacks on Dec. 12 at Scott.
According to Terrah, there are over 1,000 children in out of home care in the Northern Bluegrass Region, which is made up of 12 counties, including Kenton. In Kenton County alone, there are over 400 children in out of home care.
Each backpack will be separated into age groups and gender. Each group/gender will have its own list of needed supplies. The supply lists are being posted around Scott High School.
“High school was a good opportunity to get it done,” said Terrah. “There are a lot of people here and a lot of people who like to get involved.”
In addition to Terrah and Ferrah Holland, there are three other students involved in Eagles Operation Angel: Kendall Pickens, Caine Crowley and Brandon Treadway.
From Kenton County Schools/Photo provided