How to Fill a Bag for the Bags of Love
In many instances, these children are unable to take along any of their toys, clothes or things. Bags of Love seeks to give each child a "Bag of Love" containing toys, toiletries, a blanket and a game or book.
Here is how to fill a bag for dropping off at the central collection point near you.
- 1Obtain or construct an appropriately sized bag. Standard Bags are 22 inches (55.9 cm) wide by 25–28 inches (63.5–71.1 cm) high with an outside pocket and drawstring closure.
- 2Determine what age and sex of child you are collecting items for. Typical age groupings are: Birth to age three. Age four to seven. Age eight to twelve, and teens 12-16.
- 3Obtain age and sex appropriate items. See "Things You Will Need" section below.
- 4Stuff them in the bag.
- 5Drop off the bag at your local collection point. (Give it to Social Services, a Sheriffs Department or other agency if there is no Bags of Love chapter near you. Better yet? Start a local chapter!)