About Bags of Love
A Bag of Love is a care package for a child in need - a child in poverty, moving into foster care, or one without a home at all. It provides a sense of security and comfort, a "security blanket" to hold onto at what may be the worst point in his or her young life.
It is a ray of hope in a time of crisis.
Every bag we give to a child is filled with outfits, socks and underwear, pajamas, coats, toiletries, school supplies, books, toys, and a handmade quilt or blanket. The 12-year-old girl who went into foster care from an abusive home received clothing, toiletries, books and a bright, comforting quilt. The WIC clients who can barely afford food for their baby received blankets, diapers, warm clothing and baby toys. The grade school child who was living with his mom in a car and sometimes at a local shelter received a warm coat, new clothing, toiletries and toys.
There are now 65 regional nonprofit organizations, government offices, and school district locations that rely on Bags of Love to help support the children in their care. Our agency partners, which receive bags at no cost, include the Hope and Safety Alliance (formerly Womenspace), DHS, Catholic Community Services, Lane Educational Service District, Head Start of Lane County, Centro Latino Americano, Pearl Buck, the FBI, the Foster & Adoptive Parent Association, WIC, ShelterCare, St. Vincent dePaul, and numerous Lane County schools.
In 2020, we served more than 3,000 children and teens throughout urban and rural Lane County. By joining us for our Virtual Auction, you're helping to ensure we have the resources to provide bags full of necessities and comfort items to these children in need. With your support, we can truly make a difference.