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Category: Helping Kids

Items you can donate

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We invite you to join the many who have contributed to Bags4Kids and help us continue to comfort children during this scary time in their life. Here you will see what we are all about. If you have any questions or if there are other things you would like to donate but are not on our list, please email us.

Financial Donations

Our organization is set up as a non-profit foundation: The Bags4Kids Foundation. We adhere to strict non-profit guidelines and account for every dime donated. We accept monetary donations in any amount, so please give generously. 100% of all monetary donations are used to purchase supplies. When you donate to Bags4Kids, you will be given our non-profit tax ID number for your records. Simply click on the donate button to donate online or make your check payable to Bags4Kids, P.O. Box 2234 California City 93504.

Donate a Bag

We give new or gently used backpacks, duffel bags and baby bags of all colors and sizes to children who have been displaced. Please help us collect bags or have a “collection drive” of the items we need daily to fill the bags. Make it a school, office, church or scout project.  

Donate Personal Items

Bags4Kids accepts personal items for babies, children and teens. We create comfort bags for kids who really need them. Please look over our list of items we accept and donate them today. 



Donate a Prom Dress
Bags4Kids accepts donated prom dresses year round. We give new or gently worn dresses to any girl who cannot afford one, because all girls love to be pretty. We accept dresses in all sizes, colors and styles. 


School Supplies
Spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, colored pencils, markers, crayons, coloring books, pencil boxes, drawing paper and maze/puzzle books and composition books are used for journals. 


100% of all monetary donations are used to purchase supplies to fill our bags

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BASIC DONATIONS

ITEMS FOR BABIES
Diaper bags 
Diapers (any size)
Sipper cups 
Baby bottles 
Pacifiers 
Baby socks and t-shirts (any size) 
Baby formula 
Baby hairbrush comb/sets
Small toys (teething/rattles) and stuffed animals 
Photo albums   

ITEMS FOR CHILDREN 
Backpacks 
Duffel bags 
Small tubes of toothpaste
Tooth brushes 
Sample size lotions 
Sample size deodorant 
Sample size perfume 
Sample size shampoo & conditioner 
Hair brushes and combs 
Spiral notebooks/composition books
Small photo albums (these items are needed so children have a place to track their journey in pictures or writings) 
Boxes of writing pens 
Small boxes of crayons 
Coloring books/drawing paper 
Bibles /Diaries/Journals 
Small reading books/toys/games/playing cards 
Stuffed animals/Beanie Babies 
Packages of socks-all sizes 
New boys t-shirts 

OLDER CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS 
Make-up/lip gloss/make-up bags

hairbrushes/combs/hair ties
Nail polish/small pkg of Kleenex 
Dental floss/toothpaste and brushes 
Deodorant/soap/chapstick 
Maze/puzzle books 
Reading books/comic books/journals 
Address books/stationery  
Playing cards/games/gift cards
Bath gift sets/cologne/perfume
Mittens/gloves all sizes
Packages of socks-all sizes 
New men’s t-shirts

How Bags 4 Kids was started

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Mrs. Moser was a foster parent for over 25 years and grew tired of seeing the children coming to her with nothing but the clothes they were wearing. Or maybe they carried a piece of paper, of a picture they had drawn at the police station. While watching an episode of Oprah one day she saw a young man that collected suitcases for foster children. She thought that was great for the kids but a little too dull and suitcases would take up too much room. So she prayed for a better idea. Something fun and also helpful.Then one night it came to her “you can fill diaper bags and backpacks”. Yes! There it was, the answer she had been searching for. She ran to her computer, asked every friend the most important questions such as “If you were 4 years old, what would you want in your backpack?” The next morning her inbox was full. She filled 11 bags, took them to a police station and a local paper did a story. Her garage quickly filled with donations, so she needed a bigger building and that blessing also arrived in the nick of time. That was 17 years ago.Over the years she began to add on new programs as she saw what the community needed and so: Bags4kids provides Social workers, shelters, teachers, foster parent agencies, police and recourse centers with “comfort bags” for children who have become displaced. They also donate prom dresses, winter coats, costumes, school bags, diaper bags (for teen mom’s in parenting classes) , teen bags (for social workers to give as rewards), car seats, cribs, shoes, clothes and toys. Bags4kids receives support through public and private partnerships and individuals throughout the U.S.All of these programs are year round and donations are always needed and welcome.Please visit our web site www.bags4kids.org

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