Suitcases For Kids Once Again Taking Donations

The Southwest Michigan Association of Realtors is once again holding a Suitcases for Kids campaign. The annual drive collects items for kids in the foster care system. Chair Angela Nutto tells us they look for common things a child might need after suddenly finding him or herself in a new situation.

“Most children move several times in foster care,” Nutto said. “So, as they’re moving they need items they can take from home to home. Blankets, backpacks, underwear, socks, other things that we sometimes don’t even think about.”

Real estate offices all over Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties will take items from anyone who wants to give through September 30. They also take cash. All items and money are given to the local county’s department of human services. Below is a list of those participating.

D. Mottl Realty Group Buchanan
American Hms. R.E. Coloma Coloma
Berkshire Hathaway HomeService Edwardsburg
Cressy & Everett Edwardsburg
Coldwell Banker RWG Edwardsburg
BHHS KoenighRubloff, New Buffalo
Keller Williams Realty New Buffalo
Coldwell Banker Res. Brokerage New Buffalo
Bon Realty Niles
RE/MAX Modern Realty Niles
Integrity R.E. Professionals Niles
Cressy & Everett Niles
Jaqua REALTORS South Haven
RE/MAX Lakeshore South Haven
Shores of South Haven South Haven
Attila Real Estate St. Joseph
Coldwell Banker Anchor St. Joseph
Keller Williams Realty St. Joseph
Re/MAX by the Lake St. Joseph
Realty Executives Pro Brokers St. Joseph
New Seasons Real Estate St. Joseph
@properties Harbor Country St. Joseph & New Buffalo
Coldwell Banker Advantage Stevensville
Core Real Estate Stevensville
Jaqua REALTORS Stevensville
Cressy & Everett Stevensville
Honor Credit Union St. Joseph &Stevensville
Fifth Third Bank St. Joseph & Coloma