Hometown Hero makes Birthdays special for foster children with Comfort & Hope

POLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – Comfort & Hope — that’s what Wanda Marland offers foster children around the Valley to let them know they’re not forgotten.

Step inside Heritage Presbyterian Church in Poland and you might find Wanda, who’s been putting together gift bags and blankets for children since 2005.

“Then I was a church secretary and people would come into my office, and they would tell me their stories and I just wanted to help them,” she said. “I thought I’d do a three-month trial and it just broke out and, as you can see, I’m still doing it.”

Donations have made all of these gifts possible.

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Kathy Evans, with Northeast Ohio Adoption Services, said Wanda is a Wonder Woman.

“When these kids get these gifts, they just light up. They truly light up. It makes them know that they matter, that people care.”

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