IT’S MY VERY OWN: bags of love – program champions the immediate needs of Buncombe County, Henderson County, Polk County plus 5 private agencies children age infant to 18 years when they become victims of circumstance. When their parents or guardian are taken into custody by authorities or are found not to be providing a nurturing environment, the children are suddenly removed from the home with little or no personal effects. These children are provided a “love bag” containing a homemade quilt or blanket, stuffed animals, toy, and personal hygiene items in an attractive drawstring bag that can immediately become “their very own” at no cost to the child or DSS.
Of course it is only through your generous donations that this ministry is possible and these children can be given hope and encouragement that life will once again be filled with love and stability.
We are trying to get as many people as possible involved to donate items and time. We need people to quilt, sew duffle-bags what we call a “love bag”, donate items (see list below), help out with sorting donations and putting together bags. The end results will be a bag for kids age infant – 18. Every child in one of our counties or agencies who is taken away from their family and placed in foster care will receive one.
Funds or contribution of items for the bags are needed to support this program, volunteers are needed to sew and make the blankets and love bags. If you would like to participate in this program please speak with Kathy Herbert (828) 691-5593 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Bags of Love” in the subject line.