It's something most people barely think about, but Misty Barry knows from experience what a difference a simple set of clean clothes can make in a child's life. Now, she's trying to make foster kids a little more comfortable one item at a time.
The foster mom from the small city of Ball Ground, Georgia, recalls the time she got a midnight call about two boys and two girls who needed a foster home ASAP. When the kids showed up at her house, they were in need of baths. And since they had just the clothes on their backs, Barry had only her own 6-year-old and 9-year-old sons' clean underwear to offer the girls. "I thought, how horrific; I need to get some clothes in the house," she tells Yahoo Shine.
That experience led Barry to put out a call for clothing donations on Facebook in April, and within three months she had enough clothes to fill the single room she had dedicated to storing the items, a room she dubbed Grace's Closet. One month later, donations filled the basement and, inRead More »from Foster Mom Gets More Donations Than She Can Handle Thanks to Facebook Posting