"My Stuff" Bags

MyStuffmidpageConcern about children who have been removed from homes because of abuse, neglect or natural disaster led society members to initiate the "My Stuff" Bag Project.

Often children in crisis leave home suddenly or without notice to pack clothing or personal items. "My Stuff" bags are given to social service agencies for distribution to children in crisis. They bring comfort to children placed in difficult situations and remind them that someone cares about them.

Members purchase, collect and make items for the "My Stuff" Bags, which are filled with the following essential items for children sizes 2 to 18:

  • • 1 Pair of pajamas
  • • 2 Shirts
  • • 2 Pairs of socks
  • • 2 Pairs of underpants
  • • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • • Hair brush or comb
  • • A small stuffed toy or ball
  • • All packed in a canvas bag that the child owns (with a spot for their name on it) as a tool to empower them.

MyStuffBannerEven with the most cost-effective shopping, "My Stuff" bags are costly to assemble. Each "My Stuff" bag is valued at approximately $75.

Every year Christ Child Society's Milwaukee Chapter distributes more than 900 "My Stuff" bags through agencies in the greater Milwaukee area. Members meet on the first Thursday of each month to assemble "My Stuff" bags.

Click here to learn more about donating to the "My Stuff" bags program.