Roanoke County expands foster care parent outreach, recruitment

ROANOKE — Tumbling penguins. Silvery snowflakes. Colorful bursts of season’s greetings.

One by one, stacks of freshly gift-wrapped presents quickly multiplied in a crowded Department of Social Services conference room as volunteers worked to decorate presents bound for one of the dozens of children in foster care in Roanoke County.

“It really gives you a solid image of just how many kids there are,” said volunteer Becky McDonell as she stood amid the toys and clothes donated through the annual Foster Care Christmas program.

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