Duffle Bags of Hope
The Duffle Bags of Hope program, initiated by the Cabarrus County Partnership for Children, stands as a beacon of compassion and support for children entering the foster care system in our county. This initiative recognizes the often dire circumstances that these young individuals face, as they are uprooted from their homes and families, entering an unfamiliar world with minimal personal belongings. The program strives to alleviate the distress of these children by providing them with duffle bags filled not only with essential supplies but also with hope and a sense of care.
The Duffle Bags of Hope program's core mission revolves around assembling duffle bags, each carefully curated with comfort and personal care items. These duffle bags become a symbol of stability in the midst of upheaval, offering children a sense of ownership and the assurance that they are not alone. The items within these bags extend beyond the tangible; they encompass the idea that their community is rallying to support them during a challenging time. From toothbrushes and clothing to comforting items like stuffed animals or blankets, these bags aim to address immediate needs while also fostering a sense of emotional security.
One of the program's driving forces is the belief in creating a compassionate community that stands by its most vulnerable members. By extending a helping hand to these children, the Cabarrus County Partnership for Children aims to inspire empathy and understanding among the community. With this initiative, individuals, organizations, and businesses can collectively contribute to improving the lives of these young individuals during a critical transition. The Duffle Bags of Hope program emphasizes the potential for positive change that arises when a community unites behind a common cause.
While the Cabarrus County Partnership for Children typically provides programs and services to children ages birth to five, Duffle Bags of Hope focuses on children ages 12 and older due to there not being enough resources available to this age group in our local foster care system. If you would like to donate items to help fill our next batch of duffle bags, please view the list of needed items below and ways you can donate.
We need 30 of each item in order to fill our next batch of duffle bags. Please purchase items in bulk if possible.
- T-shirts (boys and girls) - Child's small (4-5), med (6-7), lg (8-10), XL (12-14)
- Pants (boys and girls) - Child's small (4-5), med (6-7), lg (8-10), XL (12-14)
- Underwear (boys and girls) - Child's small (4-5), med (6-7), lg (8-10), XL (12-14)
- Socks | Child size small (7-8.5), med (8-9.5), lg (9-11)
- Bras for pre-teens/teenagers
- Toiletries/hygiene/personal care
- Personal products for girls - MaxiPads with Wings
- School supplies
WAYS to donate
There are many ways to take action to help fill up these duffle bags for Cabarrus County's foster children. Click on each of the tabs below to see how you can get involved.
Shop on AmazonThe easiest way to support our Duffle Bags of Hope initiative is to shop directly from our Gift Registry on Amazon.
Simply click on the link below and browse from the assortment of suggested items in our charity list. Choose the items you'd like to purchase from our list and click "Buy Now" once you are ready to submit your order. Once your order is complete, Amazon will process it and get your donations delivered directly to our office!
Misc. Online RetailersIf you prefer to shop at a different online retailer, that's fine too! Shop anywhere you'd like, then set the delivery address to the Cabarrus Partnership for Children - PO Box 87, Kannapolis, NC 28082.
If you are able to include a note with your order, please leave us your name, mailing address OR email address so we can reach out and say thank you!
Shopping In-StoreIf you would prefer to purchase items in-store, you can deliver them directly to our office at 1307 S. Cannon Blvd, Kannapolis, NC 28083 (Map) between 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
*Please note that our office will be CLOSED from December 23, 2022 to January 2, 2023. Donations will NOT be accepted during this time as there will be no one in our office to receive them. Please bring your donations to us on or after January 3 or have them mailed to: Cabarrus Partnership for Children, PO Box 87, Kannapolis, NC 28082.
When filled, each bag is estimated to cost more than $300. Make an even bigger impact by sponsoring a full duffle bag for a foster child in Cabarrus County! Click on the second tab below to view our current sponsors.
Sponsor a Duffle Bag
Contribute $300 to fill one duffle bag for a foster child in Cabarrus County!
Your sponsorships will allow us to buy items that could not be collected during our online campaign as well as supplies for foster children with specific needs. Contributors of $300 or more will be listed on our website and recognized in a post on our social media channels.
Submit your sponsorship donation via PayPal
**Please include your company/organization name and contact information when submitting your donation via PayPal, so we know who to give recognition to!
**SPONSORS**Thank you for your generous donations to the Duffle Bags of Hope initiative.
McGill Baptist Church
- Sponsored 4 Duffle Bags
Stephanie Fish at Therapy Talk
- Sponsored 2 Duffle Bags
Isha Goode w/ RCCC Health and Education, Cosmetology Dept.
- Sponsored 1 Duffle Bag
The Cabarrus County Partnership for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Kannapolis, North Carolina. All donations are tax deductible.