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Carlie Christensen (left) and Julie Trok (right) with some of the hygiene bags that Christensen collected for foster children.

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When a class project called for coming up with solutions to help those that are less fortunate, Carlie Christensen didn't have to look far for ideas.

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The Meyer Middle School 8th grader had watched her mother Jody previously be a foster mother and saw that foster children had many hurdles to overcome.

So, the 13-year-old wanted to do her part.

She went around to businesses and people she knew around the River Falls area and asked for donations.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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