The Need

THERE ARE OVER 9,000 CHILDREN & YOUTH IN FOSTER CARE IN MINNESOTA EVERY DAY.

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 & no one cares. 

We want them to know they are loved, THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN, & 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOeQUwdAjE0&t=9s


HOW TO MAKE A PLACEMENT BAG

Choosing the items is completely up to you!

We only ask that all items on the list are included & that they are brand-new with tags left on. 

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A PLACEMENT BAG ::

backpack or duffel bag
pajamas (SUMMER & WINTER PREFERRED)
socks, underwear
stuffed animal
small blanket
AGE-APPROPRIATE book
toothbrush/toothpaste
bath soap (please place in zip lock 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 ::

water bottle
age-appropriate games or toys
seasonal wear (mittens, hats, scarves, bathing suits, etc)

Bring YOUR COMPLETED BAG(s) TO A DROP OFF SITE NEAR YOU! 

Click the links below to see what SPECIFIC items to include for each age group.

NEWBORN - 2

3 - 9

10-18

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