List of Current Needs for the Bags:
12 oz Conditioner
12 oz Shampoo
Small package of wipes
Hair Brush & or Elastics
*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 4,000 bags!
Meet our Team:
Anita has been in recovery from drug addiction and sexual brokenness for 5.5 years. She is passionate about helping women who are currently struggling with similar issues. She is very familiar with the shame that comes with leaving that life behind, but she has found freedom in the risen Christ and loves to share that hope with the women she walks alongside. In her professional career, Anita is a Certified Drug Addiction Recovery Coach. She also works as a Ministry Coordinator and Mentor for Bags of Hope Ministries. She is available to come speak at your church event to share her own testimony or about trafficking and Bags of Hope.
If you would like to donate items, host a BOH event or have Anita come speak at your event, You can reach her at – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to make a safe & secure tax deductible donation, visit EGC’s Website.
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