GoodyBags is an organization whose mission is to “provide backpacks of items to children in unstable living conditions. Unstable living conditions may include environments that are extremely impoverished and/or overcrowded, homeless shelters, foster homes, or group homes. Recipients may range in age from infant up to 18 years old.”
GoodyBags works in New York City and St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Jamaica. They give out four different types of bags, depending on the need of the children:
- Back to School GoodyBag: Pens, pencils, rulers, calculators, notebooks, binders
- Comfort GoodyBag: Stuffed animals, journals, blankets, solar-powered nightlights
- Toiletry GoodyBag: Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, feminine items
- Summer Camp GoodyBag: Beach towel, swim goggles, bug spray, sunscreen
The organization has opened their own GoodyBags Storefront on Customized Girl. You can now show your support for the work that GoodyBags does by shopping the items in their storefront. For every purchase, the organization receives a royalty that goes back to packing the bags they give. Help put a smile on a child’s face when they need it most.