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Did you know...

  • Donate funds.
  • Become a donation drop off site.
  • Host a "bag drive" in your community. 
  • Assemble bags for distribution.


The Problem

NUMBER OF BAGS DISTRIBUTED SINCE MARCH 2016:

400+ EMERGENCY BAGS TO INFANTS, CHILDREN & TEENS IN CRISIS.  

130+ ACTIVITY BAGS INTO THE HANDS OF CHILDREN IN TRANSITION.  ​


THE BAG PROJECT IS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN.

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The Bag Project seeks to provide every child in crisis with a high-quality, age-appropriate bag filled with basic necessities and comfort items which they may not otherwise receive.

What's In A Bag

comfort in action: The Bag Project recipients Provide Bags To Children in Crisis

When children have to enter a shelter or foster care, they leave behind everything from their favorite stuffed animal to their toothbrush. This is where The Bag Project can make a tangible difference: providing these children with basic necessities and comfort items when they need it most.

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Comforting kids in crisis

Our Mission

The Bag Project recipients are existing non-profit organizations who are successfully transforming the lives of children and youth in the greater Mercer County (New Jersey) area.  The Bag Project was created to support the work of these non-profit organizations and meet an expressed need for tangible items for children.

Clearly children's needs go far beyond what can fit in a bag, but The Bag Project bag filled with necessities and comfort items is a start.  It shows them that they matter, that someone cares.  Now they have a few items of their own and a bag in which to put them. 


Emergency Bags are used when a child is in crisis, removed from an unsafe home, enters foster care or enters a homeless or domestic violence shelter. 


Infant Bags are used when an infant is removed from an unsafe home, enters foster care or enters a homeless or domestic violence shelter.


Activity Bags are used when a child is waiting for services, or waiting for a parent/guardian to receive services.


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* NJ DCF, 2012
** American Community Survey, 2006



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