LA County Uses $10,000 Donation To Help Foster Kids

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County will use a $10,000 gift from a fiscal guardian angel to help children in foster care.

The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to allocate the donation to the Children’s Trust Fund.

The money came from an unknown person in Washington state who sent a cashier’s check and a note to the county’s auditor. The note reads: “In this time of economic difficulties, governments need all the help they can get. Please put this anonymous check to good use.”

The private Children’s Trust Fund was created by social workers to help foster kids when their needs that aren’t covered by government funding.

The fund pays for clothing, field trips, sports equipment, after-school programs, eyeglasses and special medical needs.

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