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Charlottesville Man Collects Luggage for Foster Children

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A Charlottesville man is hoping to make moving from home to home a little easier for children in foster care.

Robert Kirkpatrick spent 14 years as a foster child - carrying his belongings in trash bags.

On Sunday, he collected suitcases and luggage bags for foster children.

Kirkpatrick says it's something he would have loved to have as a kid growing up in foster care.

"When I was in foster care many of us had to use trash bags to carry our stuff from one home to another and we felt like our stuff was trash more or less," he said. "You know we had teddy bears and many different things that were misplaced by not being in an actual structured environment like a suitcase."

The luggage will go to five different foster care agencies in the Charlottesville area.

Kirkpatrick was assisted by sponsors Calico Events LLC and Mudhouse Coffee. To donote, email Kirckpatrick here.

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