for every child


a difference

Each year more than 300,000 children enter foster care after being rescued from horrendous circumstances of abuse, neglect or outright abandonment. Most enter care with little or nothing of their own. They are often taken away without any notice and given only a black garbage bag to pack their belongings.  Bags of Hope is now working to put together belonging bags that will be given to these children. These bags are being assembled so that every child can have something to call his/her own.

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Our Mission

A great big thank you to Miss Virginia Beach, Yvette Blaess for her help and support with our organization. 

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Meet Our Team

Lisa McKenzie

Executive Director

Bags of Hope Foundation of Virginia

Bryan Fields

​Mentor Director

Ryan West 

Assistant to the Director

Our mission is to take the stigma and the black trash bag out of the hands of the children that are ripped from their homes.  Our hope is to inspire the community to help us and be part of a change that should have come a long time ago.



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