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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Jul 18

The Powerful Act of Kindness from Community Partners

Posted on July 18, 2016 at 8:17 AM by Communications Department

Typically, when children are removed from their homes or movedkindness_SC from foster home to foster home their belongings are placed into large trash bags, boxes or grocery bags. Thanks to the National Counseling Group and their partners at The Bridge, a Network of Churches,children entering foster care can now make the sometimes traumatic transition to their new home with love and dignity.

The organizations donated over 30 pieces of luggage, duffle bags, and smaller suitcases to the Newport News Department of Human Services. Keeley Fenning and National Counseling Group, drove a U-Haul of items including brand new and gently used luggage, duffle bags, and backpacks to grateful staff from the Newport News Department of Human Services Resource Parent Unit. Every piece of luggage has an ID card that reads “You are loved”.