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Foster Child

We first heard of children traveling through foster care with their belongings in trash bags, while in adoption classes.  It was a moment that we won’t forget.  When children are removed from their biological homes, it is often in a stressful situation. The social worker grabs a trash bag and fills it with the child’s most beloved items and some clothes.  Many times this trash bag travels from home to home with a child.  Children in foster care will often talk about how the sound of a trash bag reminds them of moving.  This broke our hearts!  In 2011 we asked our church and family to help us begin monogramming duffle bags and filling each bag with comfort items.  The word began to spread and to date, almost 33,000 children have received monogrammed duffle bags.

Bags of Hope is a project of One Less, the Orphan Care Ministry of His Providence Church. Bags of Hope is not a non-profit organization but every dollar given is tax exempt through the church.
You can have the option of receiving a Christmas ornament for every $25 donation. Donate through the PayPal Donation Button below to give.
$25= 1 Duffle Bag filled with comfort items and monogrammed for a local Foster Child.

If you would like to donate and receive a giving statement at the end of the year, visit the "Giving" page for an alternate way to donate to Bags of Hope.

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