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‘I was a foster kid myself’: Bath Township Cub Scout starts donation drive for foster kids

Posted at 11:40 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 11:40:28-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — A 9-year-old boy from Bath Township has started a project to help foster kids.

It's a cause that's close to Carter Fewins-Bliss's heart. He was a foster child once.

Carter enjoys lots of things other fourth graders enjoy.

“I like to play video games,” he said.

But he also likes to give back and nowadays you can catch him stocking boxes with necessities for foster kids. It’s all a part of a project he voluntarily took on in Cub Scouts for an organization called Comfort Cases.

Carter Fewins-Bliss

“Comfort Cases provide kids with a large bag where they can put all their belongings in,” said Larry Fewins-Bliss, one of Carter’s dads. “They also provide them with a backpack with much needed supplies just to get them through the week.”

Carter, his dads and 2 sisters have been filling boxes with donations from the community, like blankets, clothes, stuffed animals and more for the past 4 weeks.

The family knows first-hand what it’s like being involved with the foster care system.

“So, Carter was adopted when he was 7 months old, his sister was adopted when she was seventeen months old and we adopted another child when she was four years old,” Larry Fewins-Bliss said.

Fewins-Bliss family

Carter is getting help from his fellow Cub scouts to make sure all the products make it to Comfort Cases, a national organization that works with adoption agencies. Carter said he loves lending a helping hand because it’s the right thing to do.

“As a Cub Scout, we like to help others,” Carter said.

Carter and his family will be doing the donation drive until Mar.5. and if you would like to donate, click here.

Mikayla Temple

Mikayla Temple

1:39 PM, Jan 05, 2021

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