2019 Duffel Bag Drive
There are more than 400,000 children in the foster care system in America. Unfortunately, when CPS removes a child from their home they usually get a black trash bag to put their belongings in. From November 26-December 3, SHOES Ministry is hosting our annual Duffel Bag Drive to purchase duffel bags for these children. Each bag will have small toiletry items and a comfort item like a teddy bear or blanket. CPS workers then take these bags with them when they have to remove a child so the child has something nice to pack their things in. These bags give them a little big of dignity in the midst of a terrible situation.
SHOES Ministry's goal this year is to provide 300 duffel bags to CPS offices in the Greater Houston area. A gift of $20 provides a duffel bag, toiletries and a comfort item to a child entering the foster care system. This Giving Tuesday, please consider a donation to SHOES Ministry and let a vulnerable child in our community know they are not forgotten.
From November 26-December 3, you can give online at www.shoesministry.org or text BAGS19 to 44321.
Make a Monetary Donation
A gift of $20 provides a duffel bag, toiletries, and a comfort item to a child entering the foster care system.
Collect Items for the Duffel Bags
Set up your own drive to collect items to go in the duffel bags. The more we get donated, the more bags we can buy! We need individually wrapped toothbrushes, individually wrapped bars of soap, travel size toothpaste, new 9"-12" teddy bears or other stuffed animals, and small gender neutral blankets. Contact us at 713-562-1584 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Set up your own Peer-to-Peer Campaign
You can set up your own fundraiser through our Give Lively site and collect donations for us. Click here and click on "I want to fundraise for this!"