Miss Quincy donates 168 24-hour notice bags for local foster children


Miss Quincy Shelby Rose

QUINCY — Miss Quincy 2023 Shelby Rose recently recognizing Foster Care Awareness Month by donating 168 24-hour notice bags to foster children served by Chaddock Foster and Adoption Services.

Rose and a team of volunteers filled the bags on Saturday, May 20, at Chaddock. The duffel bags were filled with hygiene items and other essentials for children emergently placed into foster care.

Rose founded her organization, Fostering Hope, when she was just 13 years old. Through donations, fundraisers, competitive grant awards and critical partnerships, Fostering Hope focuses on providing 24-hour notice bags, school supplies and Christmas gifts to local foster children. Rose also recently partnered with Foster Progress to ensure youth aging out of the system have the resources they need to succeed in college.

In preparation for the 24-hour notice bag donation, Rose partnered with Illinois State Sen. Jil Tracy and Rep. Randy Frese in April for a hygiene item drive. The Adams County Speedway offered attendees $2 off at the gate on May 7 in exchange for a hygiene item donation.

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