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Comforting kids in crisis

$1,250 donation = emergency bags for 50 children and activity bags for 25 children.  The current 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.

 

  • 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.  Bags customized by gender (when appropriate) and for ages: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 11, 12 - 18.  Approximate cost per bag: $20.​​

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.


  • Infant Bags are used when an infant is removed from an unsafe home, enters foster care or enters a homeless or domestic violence shelter.  For ages: 0 - 2.  Approximate cost per bag: $25

Bags include: full size baby soap/shampoo, baby lotion, diapers, wipes, diaper paste, baby bottle, wash cloths, hooded towel, bib, stuffed animal, books, a blanket and a small infant toy.

     

  • Activity Bags are used when a child or teen is waiting for services, waiting for a parent/guardian to receive services or are used as an ice breaker with new service providers.  For ages: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9-18.  Approximate cost per bag: $10

Bags include: a stuffed animal, coloring book, word search or logic books, crayons, pencils, sharpener, small puzzle, play doh and literature books.  Only age -appropriate items are included in each bag.

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