Making A Difference: Former foster parent gives luggage to foster kids

Don Pratt spent years caring for 65 foster kids in total
Posted at 3:34 PM, Jul 25, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man who spent years as a foster parent is now helping foster children move from place to place with dignity.

Don Pratt spent years caring for 65 foster kids in total. He saw how hard it was on them to be uprooted from their lives time and time again. He said often, he would see kids move from place to place with garbage bags. So for 20 years now, he has been collecting luggage, new or used, from organized drives and drop offs at his house.

He estimates that he has given away thousands of bags to agencies and organizations all across the state.

"Now with cuts in the budget to family resource centers, I've been taking dufflebags, and backpacks, and carry bags to them, so they have means of carrying food home on weekends," he said.

Pratt said he will keep doing this as long as he can. It's his hope others will be inspired to continue his mission.

To donate, call Don Pratt at (859) 552-2235. Drop offs can be made at 912 Royal Avenue in Lexington or at Bella Blooms at 3101 Clays Mill Road.