Raising awareness is the goal of the 4-H | Community

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With April being National Child Abuse Awareness Month, 4-H members of Garvin County will once again honor victims.

This year, 4-H County will take another step toward raising awareness with the help of First United Bank and child protection workers.

Each 4-H community in Garvin County was asked to coordinate with a local business for a drop-off point.

Students are collecting specific items through April 29 that will be used in an “emergency closet.”

This closet is usually filled with items that are often overlooked when children are in the care of DHS.

These children are placed in the care of workers from the Department of Social Services in emergency situations. It often happens that the child does not have the opportunity to pack household items. They come into the worker’s custody with nothing more than sometimes the clothes on their backs.

If you would like to donate, consider the following items: sports bags, coloring books, pencils, small toys, brushes (hair and others), boys underwear (all sizes), boys socks, baby socks ( boy and girl), baby bottles, toiletries. (lotion, shampoo, butt paste etc.), Pacifiers, Baby toys, Blankets (infant to teen), Wipes, Diapers (newborn to size 2 and pull ups) Clothes for boys, baby up , girls: newborn, 3 months, 9 months and 12 months.

“Garvin County 4-H is working hard for a successful campaign, and we hope our communities will once again come together to help these children at a time when they need help the most.

“The Pauls Valley deposit sites are at the Garvin County Courthouse and First United Bank.

“Please help the youth of Garvin County 4-H and Garvin County by donating to this cause – a truly unnecessary cause, but a reality.”

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