Over the past few weeks, The Forgotten Initiative has been blessed with an overwhelming number of completed Journey Bags and items to fill future bags. We are so grateful for everyone who helped pack a bag or donated items!
My MOPS group donated lots of items, including diapers, baby wash and toys to help fill bags. Thank you!
On February 23, Vale Church hosted a Journey Bag drive. Collectively, Vale filled 110 backpacks! It was amazing to see the Body of Christ come together to bless the children in foster care. In addition to packing, they also wrote letters of encouragement to put in all the bags. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped organize this event at Vale!
The next day, Jami, Jillian, my sister Darcie, my brother-in-law Thomas (we coerced them with Starbucks and lunch hehe!) and I all met at TFI’s warehouse to sort and inventory Journey Bags. What a big job! We sorted and took inventory of 165 bags that day, looking into each individual bag to make sure it was complete and age appropriate. So exciting!
A week later, Jami, Jillian, and I went back to the warehouse to finish what we had left. After taking inventory, packing new bags, and making sure existing bags were complete, we have a total of 228 finished bags ready to go out to agencies!
This is so fantastic I don’t even have words to explain it. Because of all of YOU, kids going through a tough transition will feel a little better. And…this leg of our mission isn’t done yet! We’re meeting again next week to go through another 25+ bags! Hopefully we will also get to make some deliveries to agencies next week. :)
You can still help! Donate to The Forgotten Initiative or any of Encourage Hope’s outreach projects here. Or contact TFI at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to pack a journey bag!