Bags of Love handing out love in its new location

About 300 volunteers help either make blankets, sort donation items, or stuff bags.

Posted: Aug 22, 2019 11:39 PM
Updated: Aug 23, 2019 10:11 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Bags of Love, which has grown exponentially since it first began in 2009, has moved from the westside industrial district to a new location off the Delta Highway.

The organization went from giving out a little over 200 bags a year to 2,500. Bags of Love board member Darryl Dare is still stunned about how fast everything came together

"It seems like yesterday we were just talking about the need for an additional larger location and now we are sitting here in this beautiful spot,” Dare said.

About 300 volunteers help either make blankets, sort donation items, or stuff bags. The new location is filled with hundreds of items for infants to 17-year-olds. There are clothes for boy and girls, toiletries, toys, and school supplies. Each bag is specially packed with each item matching an aesthetic.

In its 10th year, Bags of Love partners with 54 regional organizations from government agencies to school districts. Bags of Love board member Greta Sangder said this new location gives Bags of Love new opportunities.

“The sky's the limit kind of you know,” Sangder said. “You just look around and you go wow, we can hopefully reach so many more now and do so much more now."

Bags of Love accepts donations from everyone, so if you have something to help a child in need come on by or check their website for donation locations.

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