About the Bags

 

What’s in a bag of love?

 Infant – Age 2

  • Handmade bag
  • Handcrafted quilt or blanket
  • Toiletry kit: baby wash/tear-free shampoo, diapers, wash cloths, baby wipes, diapers, diaper cream, bib, burp cloth, pacifier, toothbrush, sippy cup, hair ties
  • Infant-safe “baby bear” or stuffed animal
  • Toy kit
  • Books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear (for ages 2+), outfits, pajamas, baby hat, seasonal outerwear

 Ages 3-4

  • Handmade bag
  • Quilt or blanket
  • Toiletry kit: shampoo, diapers or pull-ups, Kleenex, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb or brush/hair ties
  • Stuffed animal
  • Toy kit
  • Activity kit
  • Books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, outfits, pajamas, seasonal outwear

Ages 5-10

  • Handmade bag
  • Quilt or blanket
  • Toiletry kit: shampoo, Kleenex, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb or brush/hair ties, chapstick
  • Stuffed animal
  • Toy kit
  • Wallet or purse (9+)
  • Books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, outfits, pajamas, seasonal outerwear
  • School supplies or activity kit

Ages 11-18

  • Duffle bag
  • Quilt or blanket
  • Toiletry kit: shampoo, Kleenex, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb or brush/hair ties, nail kit, feminine hygiene products
  • Beanie baby or stuffed animal
  • Activities, games, or accessories
  • Wallet or purse 
  • Books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, outfits, pajamas, seasonal outerwear
  • School supplies or activity kit

Who Gets Our Bags?

Bags of Love supports kids by partnering with the organizations and nonprofits working directly with Lane County youth.

There are now more than 135 regional nonprofit organizations, government offices, and school district locations that rely on Bags of Love to help support the children in their care. Bags are provided at no cost to either our agency partners or the families and children who receive them

The need is there: 21 percent of Lane County children live below the poverty line. 4.9 percent of K-12 students in Lane County are homeless. In the past five years alone, requests for bags has nearly doubled. That rate of growth presents innumerable challenges, but with the support of our community and the caring efforts of our staff and volunteers, we are determined to meet the needs of as many children as possible. 

Our Partner Agencies

15th Night

A Family for Every Child

American Red Cross

Bethel School District

Black Thistle Street Aid

Brattain House

CAFA

CAHOOTS

CASA of Lane County

Catholic Community Services

Centro Latino Americano

Child Center

Connected Lane County

Cornerstone Community Housing

Corvallis School District

Creswell School District

Daisy C.H.A.I.N.

Department of Human Services

Direction Service

Douglas ESD

Early Childhood CARES

Eugene Pediatric Associates

Eugene School District

FBI

Fern Ridge School District

 

Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Friends of the Children Lane County

Harrisburg School District

Head Start

Homes for Good

Hope & Safety Alliance (formerly Womenspace)

Junction City School District

Kinship Program

Lane County Behaviorial Health

Lane County Child and Adolescent Program

Lane County Family & Child Health

Lane County H&HS Dovetail Program

Lane County Maternal Health

Lane County Parole and Probation

Lane County WIC

Lane ESD

Lane ESD African American Black Student Success Program

Lane ESD Behavioral Consultants

Lane ESD Migrant Education Program

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

Little Ducks Preschool

Looking Glass

 

Love for Lane County

Lowell School District

Maple Star Oregon

Marcola School District

McKinney Vento programs

Oakridge School District

Oregon Family Support Network

PacificSource Health Plans

Parenting Now

Pearl Buck Center

Pleasant Hill School District

Preschool Promise

Relief Nursery

Safe Families for Children

ShelterCare

South Lane Mental Health

South Lane School District

Sponsors Inc.

Springfield Police Department

Springfield School District

St. Vincent de Paul

Trillium Community Health Plan

WellMama

Willamette Family

. . . and more