A BIG THANKS to everyone that came to our 2nd Annual – Bring an Item, Fill a Bag event!
Together we filled 160 Bags of Hope. These bags will be delivered to the streets and programs in the coming weeks.
List of Current Needs for the Bags:
12 oz Conditioner
12 oz Shampoo
Small package of wipes
Hair Brush & or Elastics
Winter Hat, Gloves or Scarf
*All items MUST be NEW & FULL Size*
Bags of Hope is an outreach ministry out of the Emmanuel Gospel Center that Jasmine founded as a way to reach out in a practical way to women living on the streets or in programs throughout the Boston area. 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, and we are here to help.
Our goal is to bring awareness as well as provide basic needs to these women. What many do not know is that homeless women are not just victims of 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 3,000 bags!
Let’s keep it going!
If you would like to donate items or host a BOH event, Please email our Bags of Hope Coordinator, Anita – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a safe & secure tax deductible donation visit EGC’s Website.
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