The Bags of Love warehouse is now open to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Thursday. We are gratefully accepting donations. 

To maintain safe social distancing, we’re operating with 3-4 volunteers each day and can’t yet welcome back volunteers on a drop-in basis. We miss you and can’t wait until we can have you all back in person!

“Helping children in crisis one Bag of Love at a time”

Bags of Love has been serving the community since 2008.


Our Story

For 11 years, Bags of Love has supported children of Lane County suffering from abuse, neglect, poverty, or homelessness.

A Bag of Love provides every child we connect with the essentials: clothing, toiletries, toys, books, school supplies, and a handmade quilt or fleece blanket. For a child in crisis, a Bag of Love delivers support and comfort at the time he or she is most vulnerable.

In our founding year, we distributed 25 Bags of Love to children in need. By the end of 2019, that number will have increased to more than 2,500.

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Barrel Of Love Locations

Below are our current barrel locations. We also have barrels located at many other businesses and churches on a short-term basis.  Please call our office at 541-357-4957 to find a donation barrel near you.

Le Doux Insurance

2160 West 11th Ste. D
Eugene, OR 97402

ReVision Design Build

2371 Oakmont Way
Eugene, OR  97401

American Traditional Barbershop

23rd E. 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

Riverbend Clinical Decision Unit

3333 Riverbend Drive
Springfield, OR 97477

Pleasant Hill Elementary

36386 Hwy 58
Pleasant Hill

Crescent Park Senior Living

2951 Coburg Road
Eugene, OR 97408

Fresh Hair Salon

40 River Loop 2, Ste C
Eugene, OR 97404

Good Samaritan Society – Eugene Village

3500 Hilyard Street
Eugene, OR 97405

Patrick Olsen Auto Repair

751 W 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

First Tech Federal Credit Union

4400 W 11th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97402

Spencer Creek Grange

86013 Lorane Hwy
Eugene, OR 97405

The Springs at Greer Gardens

1272 Goodpasture Island Road

Eugene, OR 97401

Bags Of Love
Top 10

These are things that are always in short supply!

  • Disposable diapers in all sizes
  • New Socks and underwear for school-aged children
  • Pajamas for school-aged children
  • Long pants for boys in sizes 2T-18
  • Baby shampoo and baby wash
  • Books for children ages 8-17
  • Writing journals for teens
  • Batting for quilts
  • Small toys for boys, ages 3-12
  • School calculators and 12-pack colored pencils
  • Cash donations of all sizes

Wall Of Fame

This month we honor some of the big-hearted folks who made it possible for Bags of Love to meet the growing need in our community:


Margaret Howard- who is always flexible and willing to help with anything.  She’s been great at filling in at the last minute this summer when we’ve been short-handed due to vacation plans or the pandemic.

Agency: Lane ESD Migrant Education Program – for their order of 45 bags.

Support from the community:

Thank you to Tom and Janet Burg, who are some of our most consistent and generous donors.  Tom puts his shopping talents to use to help fill our shelves with school supplies, toiletries, baby toys, and anything else we might need.  Janet provides Velcro wallets for the older children.  Tom and Janet’s support has been especially valuable during these challenging times.       

Speaking Engagements & Visits

If you or your group would like to tour our warehouse or arrange to volunteer for an hour or more, please call 541-357-4957 to arrange a tour or volunteer opportunity for your organization/club/group.

We are also happy to come speak to your business or group.  Call Becky Stenzel at 541-357-4957 to schedule a presentation. 




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