What is a Bag of Love
Each Bag of Love is handmade and contains a handmade quilt, a large, new stuffed bear (15" or larger), personal items, a new toy, an activity kit or puzzle, another new (smaller) stuffed animal, a Bible or New Testament, and other miscellaneous items. Bags are age and gender specific. Each quilt and each Bag is uniquely designed-- there are no two alike even if the colors and patterns may be similar.
Why Bags of Love
The local Dept of Children and Family Services may remove a child from his/her home at any time, maybe even in the middle of the night, because of drug use or family violence. The child may see the parent or parents arrested and taken away in handcuffs leaving the child frightened and alone. If Methamphetamines were being used, the child can take nothing with him/her but the clothes on his/her back. A Bag of Love is something that child can call his/her own. We have also made quilts for a few adults who were ill and confined to their home. We thought this a good way to let them know they were not forgotten and it seemed to bring them joy.
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Do you have a loved one in your care or in the care of others, home or nursing home, It's a stressful tme for the care-giver, family and staff.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
▫ Volunteer to prepare, sew and tie quilts and Bags of Love.
▫ Donate fabric for quilts and bags.
▫ Donate new toys or stuffed animals or personal items.
▫ Donate money via Paypal (below) or by check to Bonnerdale Adventist Church - SOUL,
709 Adventist Church Rd, Bonnerdale, AR 71933
or Online Giving: find SOUL under Local Church, More Offering Categories