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Lauren Nietz organized a collection of more than 300 bags from the Penn State Hazleton community for children in foster care.

Penn State Hazleton student enlists peers to help foster children

More than 300 children in foster care will have a better transition experience thanks to the idea of Penn State Hazleton student Lauren Nietz and the generosity of her Penn State Hazleton community.
Lauren Nietz, seated left, is overseeing “Operation Duffle Bag” at Penn State Hazleton.

Penn State Hazleton student organizes ‘bag drive’ for foster children

Lauren Nietz is asking her fellow students along with faculty and staff to participate in “Operation Duffle Bag” by donating new or gently used duffle bags, backpacks, drawstring bags or suitcases. She will take all bags collected to Hazleton-based Brandon’s Forever Home, which will distribute them to children in the foster care system.