Once a foster child, a local mother creates a community network called The Penny Project

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Kaylee May’s foster parents, Eric and Penny Torman, have been helping children for over 15 years. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Menifee resident Kaylee May is creating a community communications network called The Penny Project, named after her foster mother, for those working together in the foster care system. “It started about a year ago – my foster mom passed away in April 2019,” May said. “I had actually started an Instagram for the restaurant that I work at and I was on social media a lot, and I was seeing a lot of advertisements and stuff like that, and I came across one for a program called Together We Rise.” Together We Rise is a nonprofit organization for foster children. “One thing that they focus on is making duffle bags, supplying them for foster kids,” May said. “I remember cause when I was in foster care, they put all your stuff in big black trash bags, and that’s how you t
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