Lt. gov teaches citizenship through sleeping bag drive

By Mellany Armstrong 11:06am, January 23, 2013 - Updated 2:44pm, January 23, 2013
Third graders at South Dover Elementary School are learning about citizenship through a statewide sleeping bag drive.

Lt. Gov. Matt Denn talked with the students at a reception highlighting the commitment to helping homeless children and children in foster care in Delaware. He says the gift of warmth is meaningful.

"We've got a lot of kids who are temporarily displaced and they often don't have all those blankets, sleeping bags and things that our kids have," he said.

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Denn says there are about 5,000 children in the state who are in foster care or in shelters. The sleeping bag drive continues through February 28th. Get more information by calling the lieutenant governor's office at (302) 744-4333.

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