Local group of bikers plans to provide suitcases for children in foster care

DAYTON — A local group of bikers plans to come together to donate many suitcases to comfort foster children.

The Ohio State Coalition of Clubs plans to donate 100 suitcases to Montgomery County Children Services.

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The bikers will come together to donate the suitcases to foster children, who sometimes are left to pack their belongings in plastic bags.

This is not the first time this group has come together to help out kids that Children’s Services caseworkers serve. For more than five years, the group has come together to help families in need with school supplies and backpacks.

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“We want to bring unity between motorcycle clubs and show the American public that we are not bad people. We are everyday people, and we love helping the communities,” Tom Gauden, of Chosen Tribes Motorcycle Club previously told NewsCenter 7.

At Christmas time, the group comes together for a toy drive, where last year, they donated more than $10,000 worth of toys to Children’s Services.