Great news! We've expanded to Tennessee and will be serving children placed in foster homes by Tennessee's Department of Children Services. If you are a foster parent in Florida or Tennessee, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please include your state in the subject line) to find out how you can request a duffel for your foster child.
We are also planning Celebrations4Kids events, which are birthday parties for teens in group homes. Group home adminiistrators interested in having a party are welcome to contact us at email@example.com to inquire about available dates.
Details on Duffels4Kids' upcoming events can be found on the Duffels4Kids blog or on our social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter or Instagram -- all under @Duffels4Kids.
Check out photos from our past events here!
BECOME A DUFFELS4KIDS SPONSOR!
There are thousands of children in the U.S. foster care system and while Duffels4Kids has been able to fulfill a great need, there is much more work to be done.
We need your help! Become a Duffels4Kids sponsor and support our vision to "change the culture of foster care...one duffel at a time." Your sponsorship will have a direct impact on our goal to gift each child in foster care with his or her own duffel bag. Download a Duffels4Kids Sponsorship form here or visit our Donate page for online options.
You can also purchase duffels from our Amazon Wish List! Duffels will be delivered directly to Duffels4Kids and distributed to the foster children on our request list.
View our complete list of sponsors to date on our Sponsors page!
Oftentimes, children in foster care are given trash bags to use as luggage. Duffels4Kids aims to change this culture in foster care, one duffel at a time, by providing every foster child with a free duffel bag to call their own. Duffels can be used for overnight visits or to pack their belongings as they transition back to their biological parents, to another foster home or to their forever family.
We've hosted several successful walks and will be working on a future walk soon! Thank you to all of our walkers, sponsors, donors and volunteers who have helped make each walk such an awesome event! Stay tuned for details on how you can join us so that EVERY foster youth has a duffel to call their own … because trash bags should not be a substitute for luggage.
LOOKING FOR THE DUFFEL REQUEST FORM?
Tennessee foster parents, submit your requests HERE.
Need resources in another state? View our Resources page!
“The bag was awesome. It was large enough to hold all of her clothes. She recently was placed in an adoptive home and it made so much easier to be able to stuff all her clothing into one bag.” — R. Cross
“This is a great program. I have received duffels in the past which took some time. I did have the pleasure to reunify these children with these great bags. I still have the four children that would benefit from these duffels. I have asked the church to do a collection, I would love to start something local to keep this program working for our area.” — S. Collins
“One left my home with a bag once she reunited with her family. The other two use theirs when they go on overnight stays. Thank you for being thoughtful.” — P. Cox
CHANGING THE CULTURE OF FOSTER CARE...
ONE DUFFEL AT A TIME