Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Gift Bags Help Displaced Kids.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

Youth across the Estancia Valley have set a great example for not only their peers, but for adults as well.

Two separate youth projects targeted the same goal -- to help ease the stress on other area young people who are removed from their homes due to domestic violence or child abuse.

About 80 "comfort bags" have been donated to the Torrance County Domestic Violence Program and the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department's protective custody division. The bags contain toiletries, toys, journals and other items youth may need if they are suddenly removed from their homes.

The bags are for children of all ages up to 18 years. …

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