$2,500 donation = emergency bags for 100 children and activity bags for 50 children. Approximate number of bags being distributed by The Bag Project monthly.
$25 donation = an emergency bag for one infant.
$20 donation = an emergency bag for one child.
$10 donation = an activity bag for one child.
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 and Infant Bags are used when a child/infant is in crisis, removed from an unsafe home, enters foster care or enters a homeless or domestic violence shelter. Activity Bags are given to children who are waiting for services or waiting for a caregiver/parent to receive services. See below for more information.
Bags include: personal care items such as full size shampoo, conditioner, 2-in-1 or 3-in-1 kids shampoo/conditioner/body wash, children's toothpaste and soft toothbrush, hairbrush and comb set, body wash, deodorant, and feminine hygiene items; comfort items such as a new stuffed animal, crayons, colored pencils, coloring book, journal, literature books and a blanket. Only age-appropriate items are included in each bag. All toiletries are in packed in a gallon size storage bag.
Bags include: full size baby soap/shampoo, baby lotion, diapers, wipes, diaper paste, baby bottle, wash cloths, hooded towel, bib (or bib), socks, teether, book, a receiving blanket, blanket, a small infant toy. Emergency Infant Bags provided to Department of Families, Dept of CHild Protection & Permanency, include a washed infant outfit.
Bags include: a stuffed animal, coloring book, word search or logic books, crayons, pencils, colored pencils, sharpener, small puzzle, play doh and literature books. Only age -appropriate items are included in each bag.
Comforting kids in crisis