Five businesses and their associates recently donated a large amount of goods and gift cards to benefit foster children in the care of Hancock County Job and Family Services.

Participating companies included Nisson Brake Ohio, Veoneer Nisson Brake Systems America, Molten North America Corp., Ohio Logistics and Findlay Products Corp. The donation effort was spearheaded by Nisson Brake as part of the annual “Team Honda Week of Service,” with the other manufacturing companies located in the Tall Timbers industrial park joining these efforts.

Efforts were boosted by associates from these businesses and Job and Family Services purchasing a total of $1,058 in meals from Legends Catering. That total, along with a $1,000 donation from Nisson Brake, allowed for the purchase of diapers, clothing for children of all ages, four sound machines, a high chair, four infant car seats, four booster high chairs and 31 $25 Circle K gas cards.

Additional items donated by associates included 16 boxes of diapers, a variety of infant clothing, 25 cans of formula, four potty chairs, one high chair, nine backpacks filled with school supplies and an additional $1,045 in gift cards to area grocery stores and restaurants.

There are currently 91 foster children in the care of Hancock County Job and Family Services. For reference, the department had 34 children in foster care during 2014.

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