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"What an honor for Children In Unity to meet with Ernie Anastos on Fox5 News NYC! "
Kenza Idrissi, an 8th grader, showed Fox 5 News what she and schoolmates at Robert Fulton School in North Bergen, New Jersey, packed in a bag with essentials and gifts for a girl they probably will never meet -- a girl is in the most desperate of circumstances, having been removed from her home and placed in foster care for her own safety.
Ellen and her husband Christopher Begbie became foster parents to Unity in 2013. Last month, they officially adopted her. Ellen teaches at Robert Fulton School. She realized that foster kids are often relocated in the middle of the night without even a change of clothes, so she got her students to prepare bags to give foster parents. She has named the effort Unity Bags, after her daughter. Dawn and Carlos Rodriguez received a boy in trouble one night.
They say the bag made a big difference. They say
a child's face just lights up when they see the bag
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