LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – Lexington native Don Pratt can oftentimes be seen loading several suitcases into his Prius, but he isn’t going on a vacation.

The suitcases in his car are going to foster care agencies across the Bluegrass.

For the last 20 years, Pratt has collected and delivered suitcases for children in the state foster care system.

There are more than 9,000 children in the state of Kentucky‘s foster care system according to Wait No More, an organization that helps foster families.

Pratt stated he saw the need for suitcases as he accepted more than 60 foster children into his home. Children often come to his house with nothing.

“Sometimes kids come with nothing, every kid I had came with garbage bags,” Pratt said.

He believes what he does is a simple act of giving and should become a widespread practice.

“This is something that should be done in every county all over the nation. It doesn’t cost anybody any money, just my time and some gas money,” Pratt said.

Although Pratt no longer fosters children, he will continue to collect and distribute donated suitcases.

“We shouldn’t waste this, we shouldn’t waste a lot of things. I’m glad people give it to me.”

Pratt makes deliveries the suitcases to agencies in need on a weekly basis. If you would like to donate your unused suitcases, contact Don Pratt by calling him at (859)-552-2235.