Bags of Hope

Bags of Hope

We invite you to join us in our ongoing efforts to help local families with cancer by being a part of our Bag of Hope Program.

When an individual is going through cancer treatments, it takes a toll on both their physical and emotional health. With the help of supporters like you, we can provide individuals undergoing cancer treatment with a bag of Unexpected Amazingness to brighten their day. Think of your Bag of Hope as a “Get Well Soon” package containing items that will help them through their treatments.

Below is a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Bag of Hope. We encourage you get creative; these steps are meant to guide you through the process.

Let’s Get Started!

Step 1: Form a team.

While individuals are more than welcome to do this project, we encourage you to form a team of people to help assemble your bags. This project is a great team-building opportunity!

Step 2: Gather your materials.

You will find a list of suggested items on the following page. This list contains items that will help families undergoing treatments with their physical needs as well as provide entertainment. We encourage you to provide no more than 5-10 items per bag. We also encourage that the items are appropriate for adults, as most bags will be given to adult patients who are undergoing cancer treatment. It is up to you and your team to collect these items, whether it be through donations, or by shopping for them yourselves. We also suggest adding a handwritten card with words of encouragement to let them know they are not alone.

Step 3: Assemble your Bags of Hope.

This is the fun part! Be as creative as you would like when assembling or decorating your bags. The “Bag of Hope” sticker which you can add to your bags can be found on the next page. Please print the stickers out and fill in the blank with you or your company’s name. 

Step 4: Drop-off.

Once your bags have been assembled, please let your contact at BHH know how many you have put together. We ask that you hold onto the bags until BHH has made arrangements for you and your group to deliver them to a local hospital or cancer center. We will connect you with your local hospital’s social worker to bring the Bags of Hope directly to the hospital to be shared with their patients!

Ideas of items to include in your bags

Activities
Magazines
Crossword Puzzles
Adult Coloring Book
Crayons/Colored Pencils
Deck of Cards

Drinks/Snacks
Bottled water
Reusable water bottle
Gum
Life savers
Lozenges

Personal Care
Mini hand sanitizer*
Mini lotion bottle*
Individual packs of tissues*
Chapstick

*All Unscented

Comfort
Blanket
Hat
Scarf
Head Pillow

Other
Homemade card with words of encouragement

If you have any questions, please call the BHH office at 484-580-8395 or email Paige Lacek at paigelacek@bringinghopehome.org.

 

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