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Angels Take Flight donates suitcases, backpacks to children

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

The Angels Take Flight program provided suitcases and backpacks to children in the foster care system on Saturday.

Many of those children travel with their stuff in a trash bag. Fifty suitcases and backpacks were given out today. They were filled with stuffed animals, toothpaste and pajamas.

"This journey that children experience is really a turbulent transition of being taken from their homes or having to be put into a safe house with little to nothing but the clothes on their backs," said Tamara Blake, President of Angels Take Flight. 

Blake says that having a piece of luggage to call their own is huge for them. "It restores their dignity," she said. 

Last year, more than 1,000 pieces were given out to children. 

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