woman using gray backpack

Transforming the Foster Care Journey

From trash bags to Huggage, bringing comfort and dignity to children in foster care.

Donate NowGet Involved

What Is Huggage?

Huggage was inspired by a deeply felt need: children being handed trash bags when removed from their homes.

Understanding the trauma of these moments, we wanted to do more than replace the trash bag. We aimed to provide a sense of comfort during a distressing time. Each Huggage backpack is filled with items designed to offer solace and support, showing these children that they are cared for even on their worst day.

Boy in Brown Hoodie Carrying Red Backpack While Walking on Dirt Road Near Tall Trees

Benefits for Children in Foster Care

How Huggage Benefits Kids

Imagine being told your family can’t take care of you anymore. Regardless of your background, it’s a heart-wrenching experience.

Huggage offers comfort and reassurance during these tough times. While we can’t be there to personally console every child, our backpacks, filled with sensory and comfort items, ensure they know someone cares deeply about their well-being.

What's Inside a Huggage?

Every Huggage backpack is thoughtfully packed with:
  • Backpack
  • Blanket
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Soft Toy
  • Fuzzy Socks
  • Bible
  • Activity Book
  • Band-Aids
  • Fidget Toy
  • Canvas Laundry Bag

How To Donate!

Donating to Huggage is simple and impactful. You can contribute through our website, where you’ll find options to direct your gift specifically to Huggage. We also collaborate with churches and organizations for donations. 

Once we receive funds, we purchase the backpacks and supplies, organize packing parties with local groups, and distribute the filled Huggage to local agencies. 

All donations are 501c3 tax exempt.

Donate Now!

Goals and Impact

Our mission is to replace trash bags with Huggage, giving children dignity and a sense of value.

We aim to make every foster child feel worth more than a trash bag, ensuring they know their belongings, and they themselves, have intrinsic value.

Donate Now!

How You Can Help

Events and Campaigns.

We’re currently raising funds to launch Huggage in Sedgwick County, KS, and are in talks with organizations in multiple states. Most packing parties are privately organized by sponsoring churches or groups. To find out about volunteering opportunities or upcoming events, visit our contact page.

Contact Us

Become A Partner.

We are proud to collaborate with various organizations, including the Assemblies of God, Freedom Chapel, St Francis Ministries, Hope Wichita, Bethel Life Center, and AGKYM. Together, we are making a significant impact on the foster care community.

Contact Us

Get Involved Today!

Beyond monetary donations, there are many ways to support Huggage. If your church or local organization wants to become a Huggage partner, contact us for guidance on launching the program in your area.

Contact Us

Our Long Term Vision:


Our ultimate goal is to provide Huggage for the 230,000 children entering foster care nationwide each year.

By bridging the gap between churches and the foster care community, we aim to eliminate the use of trash bags, replacing them with comfort and dignity.

Donate NowGet Involved