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Gifts for foster children

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Several agencies including the Hinds County Sheriff's Department, DHS, Leadership Jackson and the Salvation Army, are making sure children who are in foster care get plenty of goodies for Christmas. 

The halls of the Hinds County Youth Court building were filled with bicycles, coats, dolls, games and other gifts. They will be wrapped and given to the hundreds of children who must spend the holidays in foster care.

"These kids were removed from homes due to no fault of their own. They've been sexually abused, physically abused or neglected and so we're having, as a court system here, to put them into foster care to make sure these children are protected and a lot of times the parents that are foster parents, have children of their own and understand the state of Mississippi doesn't pay a lot of money for a parent to be a foster parent," said Youth Court Judge William Skinner.

One of the recipients, Joyce's Hope Home for Girls, which houses abused girls, is also in need of basic supplies and a used car.

Judge Skinner said the fund raising effort is ongoing, year round.

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