Mission: The sole purpose of Bags of Love is to provide necessities and comfort items to children who are in crisis due to neglect, abuse, poverty or homelessness.
Through our unique distribution model, we address the immediate needs of these children and help support the community agencies caring for them.
Results: Bags of Love has distributed over 9,000 Bags of Love since its inception in 2008. We currently distribute more than 150 bags per month to local children at risk and in crisis.
Target demographics: Children in Crisis
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1808 Lane County Youth by providing them with Bags of Love
Geographic areas served: Lane County
Programs: Distributing bags of basic necessities to children in crisis. Because children are fragile, especially when removed from their normal lives, a Bag of Love provides a sense of security and hope. The child now has something that is his/her very own to hang onto as a “security blanket,” while simultaneously providing them with age appropriate necessities such as clothing, toiletries, and toys.
I was first introduced to Bags of Love in their early years and have watched this organization grow from one small room of supplies to a large warehouse serving hundereds of children in our community. One thing that has never changed - it is an ALL VOLUNTEER organization! How many non-profits have you worked with that can say that? With a very supportive and active Board of Directors, to the amazing Executive team, along with the always dedicated weekly volunteers, this group has one mission - to help children in crisis, one bag of love at a time.
I follow this charity from afar due to a friend associated with the organization. That disclaimer aside, just look at the long list of charities in the area that work with them. Clearly they do good work, and have the support of many other effective charities.