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Making a difference

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 26, 2009 1:46 PM

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As its Make A Difference Day project, SaySo (Strong Able Youth Speaking Out) collected 200 pieces of luggage and several boxes of personal hygiene items, including toothpaste, lotion, hairbrush and deodorant, for children who go into foster care in Wayne County, so they won't have to carry their belongings in trash bags. Helping sort through the donated items are Octavia Muhammad, front, supervisor for Wayne County Department of Social Serices in-home services; Vincent Giebler, left, SaySo chairman; Jackie Leverette,  DSS foster care supervisor; Gloria Dixon, DSS foster care caseworker; Edna Turner, SaySo volunteer and adviser; Jervon Darden, SaySo sergeant-at-arms; and Bennie Best, SaySo volunteer. Also helping with the project were several Wayne County schools and a Kinston Girl Scout troop, whose members donated and helped organize luggage and personal hygiene items.