Local program donates ‘comfort backpacks’ to New Mexico foster kids


Leadership Albuquerque made a big difference in the lives of New Mexico’s foster kids. 

The program donated 275 comfort backpacks to the Children, Youth, and Families Department. 

The department says the packs make all the difference in the way children cope during their first nights in foster care. 

“One, it gives these children a bit of control at a time when they feel they have none. Two, it gives them items that are theirs that they own, and then three, it tells them that the entire state has your back,” CYFD Secretary Monique Jacobson said. 

Each backpack has been filled with comforting items like blankets and stuffed animals and will be given to foster care centers throughout the state. 

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