Helping Children In Crisis, One Bag of Love at a Time.

A Ray of Hope In a Time of Need

Since 2008, Bags of Love has supported children of Lane County suffering from abuse, neglect, poverty, homelessness or disaster.

In our founding year, we distributed 25 Bags of Love to children in need. By the end of 2023, that number had increased to almost 5,000.

Since our inception, more than 33,000 local kids have received a Bag of Love.

Partners Include: Government Offices, School Districts, and Nonprofit Organizations.

Warehouse Volunteers, Sewers, and Quilters.

Children Served in 2023 Aged 0-17.

What's In a Bag?

Each “Bag of Love” is customized to the specific age and gender of each child as well as their unique needs and preferences. We’re trying to show each bag is customized, not generic, but made for each child.

Items are chosen to offer not only practical support but also emotional reassurance.

Each bag includes clothing; outerwear; toiletries; school supplies; books; activities and toys; a handmade quilt or fleece blanket; and a stuffed animal.

Who Receives a Bag?

Bags of Love provides essential support to children facing crises stemming from abuse, neglect, poverty, homelessness, or disaster. The need for this assistance is significant: in Lane County, 46% of households experience financial hardship, struggling to afford basic necessities such as housing, childcare, food, health insurance, healthcare, and transportation.

How Do Children Get a Bag?

Over 135 agencies regularly request Bags of Love to support the children in need who seek their help. These bags are provided entirely free of charge to both the agencies and the families they assist. Our agency partners include organizations such as Relief Nursery, St. Vincent de Paul, Lane County WIC, local schools, and many others.

How Can I Help?

Volunteer

Volunteer in our warehouse or become an at-home sewist.

Donate

Bags of Love accepts donations of new and “like new” clothing, toys, and other essentials.

Become a Sponsor

Become a sponsor at Bags of Love and make a significant impact on the lives of children in need.

Every Child Deserves To Face Challenges With Support.

Your contribution brings hope and healing to our Bags of Love recipients.