Many Ways to Support this Charity:
* Tax Deductible Monetary Donations:
We are a registered 501(c) 3 Non Profit Charity, so all donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made directly on our website via PayPal under "Donate," or you may mail us a check.
Checks should be made payable to: Bags of Hope Central Florida and mailed to:
Bags of Hope Central Florida
120 Essex Drive
Longwood, FL 32779
* Sponsor Opportunities:
There are three different levels:
Platinum: $10,000.00 or more annual donation
Gold: $5,000.00 annual donation Silver: $2,000 annual donation
There are different incentives with each type of sponsorship and all are recognized on our website with links to Sponsor Websites.
*In Kind Donations:
Canned Meats (tuna, chicken breast, vienna sausage)
Family Size Mac and Cheese
Pasta Meal Can (Chef Boy-ar-dee, etc)
Snack Items (see suggestions below)
Canned: Beans, Fruit, Vegetables
Peanut Butter or Nutella
Spaghetti Sauce & Pasta (can/plastic jar)
Canned Beef Stew
*Donating Snack Items or Assembling Snack Packs
Snack Packs are a quart sized Ziploc Bags containing any 7 of the following:
Nutrigrain Cereal Bars, Granola Bars, Greek Yogurt Granola Bars, Chewy Granola Bars, Fruit Snacks (Welch's or other), Pop Tarts, Microwaveable Popcorn Packet, Carnation Instant Breakfast packet, Rice Krispies Treat, Goldfish Individually Wrapped Packet, breakfast bars, etc.
What to avoid in these: Fiber bars or Protein bars that are not child-friendly or tasty to children.
Many groups create SNACK PACKING PARTIES/GATHERINGS where they all bring snack items (those they purchase or gather up from friends and family) and they create an assembly line of snack packs while they converse and enjoy each other's company. This is an activity that can be together with your children also!
Twice a year, we create "toiletry bags" for each of our Kids Club Children. These are made by taking a gallon sized Ziploc bags and adding one of each of the following full size items:
- body wash
- conditioning shampoo or 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner
At your office, neighborhood, amongst a group you belong to, or gather food items yourself. Buy One Get One Free Specials can even make this effort FREE!
*Let Your Children Take Action
Let them have a bake sale, lemonade stand, do their own food drive in their neighborhoods with your supervision, let them go through their rooms and see if they have any gently used books that they no longer read that they would like to donate. If they belong to a group (scouts, sport group, etc), perhaps they can get their group to participate in a larger food drive. Kids helping kids is a beautiful thing! We love to have the kids support each other!!
Do you have an idea of a way you might be able to support our charity? Contact us with your ideas!
Together, we can BE the CHANGE we wish to SEE in our world!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!