33 Plainfield Pike
Plainfield, CT 06374

860-564-0445

Bags of Hope

 

If you'd like to give to Bags of Hope CT,  please visit the Lighthouse Church giving page and select 'Bags of Hope'. 

The Bags of Hope ministry was started in 2011 in Seekonk, MA by John and Kimberly Gagne to provide monogrammed duffle bags filled with comfort items to children in local foster care. Many children in foster care carry their belongings in a trash bag. The Bags of Hope goal is to replace these trash bags with personalized duffle bags.

In 2018 Bags of Hope CT was started  by Steve & Kathie Perry as a Lighthouse Church Ministry to fill the needed gap and provide foster children in Connecticut with their own personalized duffle bags filled with comfort items like Pillow Pets, journals, fleece blankets and more . In 2019 Bags of Hope CT was able to provide over 600 duffle bags to foster children in Connecticut. The goal for 2020 is to reach 1000 foster children. 

 

 

How can you help?

 

  • Bags of Hope Lighthouse Church Mission is always looking for volunteers. We hold fundraising events at local stores, and events. We also could use help with stuffing and delivering bags. Please contact Steve & Kathie Perry by text or call; Kathie @ (860)207-1202 or Steve @ (860)617-7724,  or message us on Facebook.
  • If you feel lead to launch Bags of Hope in your Church, please contact Steve & Kathie Perry. In CT, Call or Text Kathie @ (860)207-1202 or Steve @ (860)617-7724 or message us on Facebook.
  • Monetary donations are always appreciated- visit the Lighthouse Church giving page and select 'Bags of Hope'. 
  • Follow Bags of Hope CT on Facebook to be up to date on fundraising events and campaigns. 

 

Current Fundraiser: Bags of Hope Virtual 5k

COVID-19 has caused a dramatic hit to non-profit organizations. Bags of Hope CT has had to rethink many of its events. We hope you will consider joining us in our first virtual 5k.

The entry fee to participate is $20. Each participant will track their own race (run, walk, run/walk) and submit their final result via a photo of their smartwatch, phone app, or even a picture of their treadmill. Each participant will also receive an entry to a raffle (2 raffles with $100 value each).  All of the race entry funds will be donated to Bags of Hope CT.

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Plainfield/BagsofHope5k

Join the Bags of Hope Virtual 5k Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/838373056655453