Donations can be dropped off at several locations in Mercer County, NJ.   Click here for a list of bag items. 

Monetary donations can be mailed to:

The Bag Project

3150 Brunswick Pike, Suite 230

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

or click on the "Make A Donation" button above.

PARTNERS and Sponsors

about us

The Bag Project is rooted in the founder's  passion to help children in crisis and provide them with comfort and dignity.  It's what all children deserve but unfortunately not what all experience.  The purpose of The Bag Project is to make the transition to a safer place a little easier by providing kids who find themselves in unfamiliar situations with familiar items through charitable donations. 

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In addition to writing for The Bag Project blog, Anupa is a featured writer for PunchBugKids, a national website for parents. Check out her latest blog entry here.

Registered 501(c)3 in New Jersey

James E. & Diane W. Burke Foundation

Project Linus - Mercer County Chapter

Johnson & Johnson 

Church & Dwight

Junior League of Greater Princeton

H1912 (part of Hamilton Jewelers)


Noto Insurance Advisors (Allstate)

Healthy Kids Pediatrics

Princeton Scoops Kids

Princeton Kids



Girls Scouts

Princeton Public Schools

Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart

Princeton Day School

NJ Relocation Council

Kids 4 Kids Dance 

our vision

  • Provide the chance for all children to move forward with comfort, dignity, and confidence.
  • Support immediate health, educational and social-emotional needs of at-risk children.
  • Partner with local organizations and social services agencies to provide critical and tangible resources that strengthen the services they provide.
  • Empower service-minder children in creating their own opportunities to support their peers in crisis and transition.

Sejal Doshi, M.Ed.

formerly of the Office of the Mayor of Indianapolis

Utpal (Paul) Shah, M.D.

Healthy Kids Pediatrics





We have an opportunity to provide comfort to children who are in unfamiliar and often scary situations.  So why wouldn't we?  There are several well-regarded organizations in this area that are successfully transforming the lives of our youth, on a very tight budget.  The Bag Project allows us to support their work with a bag filled with necessities and comfort items that can be distributed to children and youth in crisis. 

Anupa S. Wijaya

the bag project founder

Comforting kids in crisis