We have just ended our second quarterly donation and this time we chose The My Stuff Bags Foundation as the recipient.
The My Stuff Bags Foundation is truly doing amazing things by providing children entering foster care and crisis shelters with a duffel bag full of essential items to keep along with a quilt.
Imagine the trauma of being a child separated from all you know – parents, possessions and home – and not having anything to cling to for comfort. Sadly, each year, hundreds of thousands of children here in the United States must be rescued from severe abuse, neglect or abandonment. Traumatized and facing an uncertain future, they frequently enter foster care, crisis shelters, domestic violence and homeless shelters with nothing – no favorite stuffed animal, no special blanket. They are afraid, disoriented, and desperate for comfort. That’s where we come in.
The My Stuff Bags Foundation’s ultimate goal is to provide a My StuffBag filled with new belongings to each of the nearly 300,000 children each year who must enter crisis shelters and foster care with nothing of their own.
In less than 3 months, our Heart Builders team was able to finish 38 quilts, all of which have been shipped out now to My Stuff Bags. It’s incredible! We have more than doubled our very first donation and here’s to bigger goals and more lives impacted!
If you were part of our Heart Builders team, THANK YOU! Please know that you are doing life changing work and your actions do not go unnoticed! We could not have done it without the hard work, time, energy, long hours and late nights from you. If you played a direct part in making these, thank you so very much!
All of the June, July and August boxes purchased made a difference with the 20% contribution from each one. We take the 20% to buy supplies for our Heart Builders (fabric, batting, shipping costs) and help this little operation go on behind the scenes. It could not have happened without your belief in our box and joining us for the cause. If you were a part of that - THANK YOU!
When you buy a box, your 20% is more than just a contribution. We use it to help bring comfort to kids and make them something they may keep for the rest of their lives. If you aren’t already a box subscriber and would like to join our cause, click HERE.
If you would like to be involved directly with the quilts and join our Heart Builders team, click HERE.
We had an incredibly impressive stack that went to My Stuff Bags and it’s time to show them all off, enjoy!