The My Stuff Bags Foundation’s is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides a bag filled with new belongings to each of the nearly 300,000 children each year who are rescued from abuse, neglect, abandonment, and homelessness across the United States and enter crisis shelters and foster care with nothing of their own.
Each My Stuff Bag Contains: Clothing, toys, a stuffed animal, school supplies, toiletries, and a warm “security” blanket (often handmade from people all across the country).
Since 1998, they have distributed My Stuff Bags to over 485,000 children through over 1,400 agency partners. Because the items in a My Stuff Bag are donated by people all across the country and the bags are stuffed by volunteers, it sends children the message that “many people care about you.”
Teddy Bears donation and delivery, June 2020
We has so many teddy bears and we just knew My Stuff Bags Foundation were the perfect organization to give them to.
Toy donation and delivery, May 2020
We were so happy to deliver our toy donation, and grateful for the touching thank you letter we received.
How you can get Involved?
● Donate Funds: It takes approximately $25 to create a My Stuff Bag for one child. You can also support My Stuff Bags when shopping on Amazon, select My Stuff Bags Foundation as your charity. Log onto http://smile.amazon.com.
● Donate Stuff: Enlist your company, family and friends to collect new items or handmade blankets and send to the address listed on their site.
● Donate Time: Visit the Westlake Village Volunteer Center to fill the duffels, make blankets, re-package special large donations, make toiletry bags or help with other preparation activities.
● Spread the Word: Start by sharing this post. Follow and retweet @MyStuffBags and promote their next fundraising event.