Young readers raise money for Foster Closet

Carter Hladki of Bloomfield Hills, Colleen Aben and Rian Aben of Farmington Hills.
Pictured from left: Carter Hladki of Bloomfield Hills, Colleen Aben and Rian Aben of Farmington Hills. (contributed photo

Farmington Hills resident Colleen Aben brought together some young readers over the summer to help raise funds for Foster Closet of Oakland County.

A regional representative for Usborne Books & More, Aben said kids collected pledges, and in all, raised $350 for the organization. Funds will be used to purchase birthday and Christmas gifts for foster kids helped by the Farmington Hills-based charity.

Foster Closet provides clothing, books, toys, furniture, and more for area foster families, and is in urgent need of volunteers to sort donations and stock shelves. To pitch in, contact the agency through Facebook: facebook.com/Foster-Closet-of-Michigan-Oakland-County-Branch-562670777123762/.

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