We have seen, heard, and experienced story after story of children showing up on the doorstep of a foster home with a trash bag in their hands. It breaks our hearts. This sends the message that they are disposable, that no one cares. We want them to know they are loved & they are worth more than a trash bag! We hope these young ones feel that in some small way through these placement bags.
Thank you for being here and partnering with us!
Click the link to watch "REMOVED"; a depiction of what life can look like for these little ones.
HOW TO MAKE A PLACEMENT BAG
Putting together a placement bag is a joy! Choosing the items is completely up to you! You can go to any store you choose.
All items must be brand-new and we ask that all tags are left on.
WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A PLACEMENT BAG ::
brand-new backpack or zippered duffel bag
1 pair of pajamas or 1 outfit
bath soap (please place in ziplock bag)
If there is still room in the bag and you would like to add other items, you are most welcome to do so!
SUGGESTED ADDITIONAL ITEMS ::
age-appropriate games or toys
seasonal wear (mittens, hats, scarves, bathing suits, etc)
ONCE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE BAG ::
*Print the letter to the caregiver, sign it, and feel free to include your church or business affiliation.
*Print the letter to the child and have those who packed the bag sign it.
Attach these along with the tag to the backpack.
Bring it to one our DROP OFF SITES if it is during a bag drive; otherwise, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work out a plan to pick it up!
H A V E F U N !
*If you do not have access to a printer, just email us at email@example.com and we can send them to you!
Click the links below to see what items to include for each age group.