About the Bags

 

What’s in a bag of love?

 Infant – Age 2

  • Handmade bag
  • Handcrafted butterfly blanket or quilt
  • Toiletry kit: tear-free shampoo, diapers, Kleenex, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, comb or brush/hair ties
  • Infant-safe “baby bear” or stuffed animal
  • Toy kit
  • Books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear (for ages 2+), two complete outfits, pajamas, baby hat
  • Seasonal: sweatshirt or coat; hat, mittens/gloves, and scarf (for 18 mos.+)

Ages 3-4

  • Handmade bag
  • Handcrafted quilt
  • Toiletry kit: tear-free shampoo, diapers, Kleenex, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, comb or brush/hair ties
  • Stuffed animal
  • Toy kit
  • Three books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, one or two complete outfits, pajamas
  • Seasonal: sweatshirt or coat, hat, gloves, and scarf

Ages 5-12

  • Handmade bag
  • Handcrafted quilt
  • Toiletry kit: shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, comb or brush
  • Stuffed animal
  • Toy kit
  • Three books
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, one or two complete outfits, pajamas
  • Seasonal: sweatshirt or coat, hat, mittens
  • School bag or summer activity kit: paper, spiral notebook, scissors, ruler, pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, eraser, glue, crayons/colored pencils, calculator

 Ages 13-17

  • Duffel bag
  • Quilt or fleece blanket
  • Toiletry kit: shampoo, conditioner, Kleenex, soap, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, comb or brush/hair ties
  • Beanie baby or stuffed animal
  • Activities, games, or accessories
  • Wallet or purse 
  • Two books
  • Pillow case
  • Clothing: socks, underwear, complete outfit, pajamas
  • Seasonal: sweatshirt or coat, hat, mittens
  • School bag or summer activity kit: paper, spiral notebook, scissors, ruler, pencils, pens, pencil sharpener, eraser, glue, colored pencils, scientific calculator

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 65 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: 20 percent of Lane County children live below the poverty line. 5.1 percent of K-12 students in Lane County are homeless. The 2,781 Bags of Love we provided to our community in 2019 was an increase of 25% from the prior year. In 2020, as we responded to the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, that number jumped to over 3,000.

Our Partner Agencies

15th Night

A Family for Every Child

American Red Cross

Bethel School District

Brattain House

CAFA

CAHOOTS

CASA of Lane County

Catholic Community Services

Centro Latino Americano

Child Center

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

First Stop Home Family Center

First Way

Foster and Adoptive Parents Association

Friends of the Children Lane County

Hannah’s House

Harrisburg School District

Head Start

Hope & Safety Alliance (formerly Womenspace)

Hosea Youth Services

Kids’ FIRST

Lane County Behaviorial Health

Lane County Child and Adolescent Program

Lane County Maternal Health

Lane County Parole and Probation

Lane County WIC

Lane ESD

Lane ESD Behavioral Consultants

Lane ESD Migrant Education Program

Linn Benton Lincoln ESD

Looking Glass

Love for Lane County

Lowell School District

Maple Star Oregon

Marcola School District

McKinney Vento programs

Oakridge School District

Oregon Community Program

Oregon Family Support Network

PacificSource Health Plans

Parenting Now

Pearl Buck Center

Pleasant Hill School District

Relief Nursery

Safe Families for Children

Sexual Assault Support Services

ShelterCare

South Lane School District

Springfield Police Department

Springfield School District

St. Vincent de Paul

WellMama

Willamette Family