Every day children are removed from their homes due to parental drug abuse and neglect. Many are left with nothing of their own. They lose their home, their parents, their clothes and their toys. In the U.S. alone 687,000 children spent time in the foster care system in 2016.
Volunteers with It’s My Very Own seek to make the lives of displaced children a little brighter by providing Bags of Love to care for their immediate needs. Each bag of love includes a handmade quilt, stuffed animal, toys, books, and personal items.
It’s My Very Own (IMVO), a faith-based, voluntary organization, seeks to make kids’ lives a little brighter by working with communities to provide displaced children with Bags of Love that meet their immediate needs.
Each bag of love includes a handmade quilt, stuffed animal, toys, books, and personal items. The bags are age appropriate and are delivered to the local agencies charged with removing children from unsafe homes.
“I couldn’t have had a successful placement without your bags of love. Your bags are special and they cover all the bases.”
-Foster Care Caseworker
Glynn County, DFCS
Here's a link with information regarding how you can get started in this wonderful ministry.
If you’re interested in starting a local chapter of It’s My Very Own, your first step is to check if there is a local chapter in your area. If there is not currently a chapter in your local area, your next step will be to contact Susan Schnell – firstname.lastname@example.org. After you send Susan an email to let her know you’re interested, the below steps are a helpful overview of what’s involved with getting an IMVO chapter started in your area.