On Dec. 22, the Baton Rouge Sanitary Sewer Overflow Program delivered more than 200 stuffed clothing bags to the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services as part of the program’s first Bags 2 Pack initiative.

The bags, filled with a variety of blankets, soft toys, socks, gloves, accessories and toiletries, will be distributed to boys and girls of all ages in the foster care system.

SSO Program staff also volunteered for the DCFS annual Christmas event, which provides gifts and goodies to children and parents in the foster care system, a news release said.

DCFS Secretary Suzy Sonnier said she hoped that everyone who donated to the initiative understood what an impact it would make in the lives of so many children.

SSO Program partners and staff who supported Bags 2 Pack included CH2M, Full Circle Communications, Sigma Consulting, Ilsi Engineering, Bonton and Associates and Allen & LeBlanc.