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Adventure Bags Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   27 reviews 428

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth

Address:

P O Box 702 Auburn GA 30011 USA

Mission:

The mission is to help distribute across Georgia ADVENTURE BAGS to agencies in Georgia. With these bags it is our desire to begin an ongoing opportunity to help agencies give children who are displaced something of their own to feel a sense of security when what they knew to be home, is not an option at that time.

Results:

Over 2,000 book bags have been distributed to agencies in 29 counties since our "kick off" October 15, 2011

Target demographics:

children in crisis.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

1069 children in 28 counties of GA

Geographic areas served:

/with 29 GA counties

Programs:

Book bags filled with essentials used every day as well as comfort items such as coloring books, crayons, journals, pens, pencils, small toy/activity and always a stuffed animal. These bags are given to children from infant to 18 years.

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678-425-0316
www.adventurebags.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a foster parent, I've seen first hand what these bags do for the children that come into foster care. I've seen a 9 yr old little boys world turned up side down, but for a moment when given an Adventure Bag, he has something that's his and no one can take it. Being removed from their home with little or no personal belongings is something children shouldn't have to do, but sometimes it's necessary. These bags offer thrm a sense of security. Thank you Adventure Bags, Inc for all that you do.

 
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I'm a 12 year old girl who loves helping Adventure Bags with my mom. I love being able to help kids in crisis. I never know if I might need an adventure bag someday so I love to help out in every way I possibly can.

 
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Adventure Bags is such an amazing organization! From the first moment I stepped onto the AB house to volunteer, I fell in love. Working in the school system, I knew there are children in need, but never the demand was so high. It's heartbreaking! However, with the help of Adventure Bags, we can help add a smile to their face and give them something to call their own. It also provides people in the community, especially children, the opportunity to come volunteer and bag bags. Together we are making a difference!

 
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I ride in the Adventure bags motorcycle ride every year. Its the one ride I never miss. I was once a social worker for Child Protective Services and I have been there when a child is uprooted from the only environment they have ever known. This non-profit was not around when I was doing the job,but here's the thing, the situation is already difficult enough. It's stressful on the child, the workers, and the parents. Remembering to get toothbrushes and teddy bears is the last thing on anyone's mind in that situation and even if you do remember, there is no guarantee that all parties will be cooperative. I've heard parents go as far as to say things like, "If the 'State' wants him, then they need to buy his clothes," and refuse to allow the child to take anything with him when he is placed in Foster Care. So I think what adventure bags does is awesome. Just the fact that the child gets a book-bag and a toothbrush can be a really big deal in some situations.

 
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As a community advocate, I see kids in crisis everyday in multiple counties throughout the state of Georgia. Often these kids leave home and never return for various reasons, the bags provide a sense of belonging as they truly are truly beginning of a new adventure.

 
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Adventure Bags is one of the best non profits in the state of Georgia. They make a difference in every county they serve by helping children in need. Great organization!

 
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I started helping in 2012. and I think it is great what adventure bags does to help kids who are taken out of their home by fire or by the department on children services or anything else. I just want to keep volunteering because I know I am helping kids

 
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Adventure Bags is a fantastic organization that provides hope to children in transition. Debbie and the entire staff gives all they have in the form of time, money and love. I am truly impressed and grateful that I have had the opportunity to talk with Debbie.

 
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I work at a Domestic Violence shelter in north GA. I use these bags to put a smile on the kids faces when they have to come into shelter. Without them a lot of my shelter kids would be very unhappy. It gives the kids a feeling of comfort to have something that is there's when they come into shelter.

 
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Adventure Bags is an awesome organization that serves children in our local communities by providing them with something to call their own when they've lost everything else. Having 3 children of my own I understand how transition can be difficult for children. I also know how attached they become to certain items (security blankets and such). Adventure Bags provides children with a brand new book bag filled with toiletry items, school items, and things for fun. Most importantly each child receives their own stuffed animal. This simple bag serves as a token of love from community partners that we care for each and every child.

 
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