LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - More than a year ago, a Lufkin woman ventured into helping children in foster care, and now, her non profit organization called Bags of Love is helping more than a dozen counties across East Texas.
This year, the focus is on extended family members, volunteers, and social workers to develop a deeper bond with foster care children.
"All of us that come together that help these children through these difficult time and our hope is that makes those lifelong connections for them and permanency for them," Slaga said.
Just a year ago, Bags of Love started out in Angelina and Nacogdoches counties. Soon, Ferguson moved out her organization from her home and into an office at the Life Gate Church in Lufkin. The non-profit has delivered more than 800 bags to cities across East Texas.
"Throughout the community, we are seeing an influx of people who want to help out that are trying to do everything that they can to get involved," said Jeremy Elliott, vice president of Bags of Love.
The non-profit is partnering with two other organizations to fill bags which will be given to children going into foster care. The event is this Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Life Gate Church in Lufkin. They need volunteers and supplies if you would like to donate.