Bags of Hope

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Join us at our Biggest Volunteer Event of the Year!

5th Annual “Bring an Item, Fill a Bag” Event

Saturday, November 16th 

1-3pm

105 Haverhill St

North Reading, MA 

 


List of Current Needs for the Bags: 

Cute pair of Women’s socks

Tampons/Pads

Deodorant

Toothpaste &Tooth Brush

12 oz Conditioner & 12 oz Shampoo

Small bag of Trail Mix

Chapstick

Nail Polish

Small package of baby wipes

Hair Brush & or Elastics

Winter hat, gloves, scarf 

Bar of Soap 

$5 Dunkin Donut gift cards

Notes of encouragement 

*All items MUST be NEW & FULL Size*


General Info:

Jasmine Grace founded BOHM as a way to reach out to vulnerable women in a practical way. Women who are living on the streets or in programs throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire are given Bags filled with basic items that we take for granted everyday.  In collaboration with programs serving women affected by trafficking, prostitution, addiction and homelessness, Bags of Hope Ministries is driven by the community. Many different groups of people are donating the items, filling the bags and handing them out! By doing this we let the women know there is a better way, they are treasured, loved by Jesus, and that we are here to help.

Our goal is to bring awareness. We do this by speaking at events and providing 8-10 week Recovery Support Groups to empower women and help them “self-identify”. Once they know they are no longer a victims – but a survivor, the healing can begin. Then we come alongside and mentor/support them as they journey through. 

What many do not know is that homeless and or addicted women have not just made poor decisions but often times are victims of unforeseen circumstances. Many have been traumatized, victimized and suffer from untreated mental illness and substance abuse.

There are resource cards in every Bag to let them know, there is another way. And that they can have Hope because, if Jasmine can make it off the streets and find a New Life – So can they.

As the saying goes.. “Many hands make light work.” This is true because of the generosity within the community, schools, churches and other groups – As they have donated and filled over 4,000 bags!

Bags of Hope is fiscally sponsored by the  Emmanuel Gospel Center .

 


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  6. Sherri Prouty says:

    I am emailing Diane now with details – Their church has already filled and given 25 bags to a treatment center in PA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Wendy Tennessen says:

    Hi, Soooo GLAD that you are still doing what you do best. Giving out what you have to those that need you. I say this due to there is another organization with the same name and I was seriously bummed if you were no longer. Many blessings to you and ALL your family and volunteers.

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  9. Ellen Saley says:

    Wow. I just read your story in the Herald. What a wonderful way to give back…Bags of Hope – I am amazed by Jasmine and I will do everything I can to help. You are an amazing person. Thank you for giving back. Too many takers in this world and YOU turned it around. God bless you darlin’. From Ellen ❤

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  10. Sue Biasizzo says:

    Dear Jasmine,
    I just read your story in the Needham Times. You and other survivors are such courageous people! Thank you for what you continue to do!

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  12. Mary Cochrane says:

    I listened to Jasmine speak at the law school in Dartmouth last week. I was profoundly impacted by her story. As a mother, a Christian and substance abuse clinician, I feel God leading me to get involved. Please contact me to know how I can best help

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  13. Sarah Fontaine says:

    Hi Jasmine! I would love to get contact with you regarding collecting care items for Bags of Hope and also the possibility of having you as a guest speaker at an awareness event in Springfield, MA. My email is sefontaine1@gmail.com.

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  14. Big THANK YOU to Anita and Chelsea for coming out today to share their stories of survival and hope AND the great bags donate! They are much appreciate! The world is a better place because of your generosity and kindness. We look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

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    • The donated money goes into a general fund that supports the work we do, the cost of the bags and other marketing materials. The items that go into the bags are mostly donated by folks in the community.

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