Bags not Rags' mission is to eventually ensure that no child in foster care ever uses a trash bag as luggage again. Per the Administration for Children & Families
On September 30, 2008, there were an estimated 463,000 children in foster care.
The average age of children in Foster Care is 9.7 Years of Age
The average number of months in foster care was 27.2
Of those 463,000 children in foster care, only 49% were reunified with their original families
Confusion, Fear, Pain.......Hope
It is bad enough for a child to leave everything he or she knows and loves, but then to have all of their belonging placed into a trash bag places a feeling of worthlessness on top of it all. We at Bags not Rags know that we ALL cannot adopt or foster children. There are circumstances that prevent us from doing such (money, time, marital status, history) but we want you to know that you can still help. Donate a bag or funds to purchase bags to our organization and we will ensure that it goes to a child in the foster care system.
We have teamed up with social services and other child organizations to distribute luggage-style bags to those individuals with the horrible responsibility of taking children from their homes and placing them in foster care. We keep things simple so we are able to provide these bags free of charge to these workers and the children they help.
Please help Bags Not Rags eliminate the chance that a child in foster care will EVER have to carry their belongings in a trash bag ever again.
What we are looking for Is a drop off location in Nyc for people to Drop off bags . when enough bags are collected We would send some one around and pick them up and deliver them to children services .
Would you be interested in being a drop off location?
If so please send your contact me Pastor peter
Nys Manager for Bags not Rags
if you would like further information please contact me by email or phone
Looking forward to hearing from you
Pastor Peter Mattice Nys Manager for rags for bags