Urgent + Ongoing Needs in Foster Care

Children are removed from their families every day because of abuse or neglect. Too often, we’ve seen these children carrying trash bags filled with their belongings when meeting their foster families. Our goal is to provide one backpack for every child equipped with basic materials. 

Please join us in our mission by donating one of the following items. Their most precious belongings don’t belong in the trash. 

Each backpack contains the following:
  • Hygiene kit
  • Blanket
  • Stuffed animal
  • Pajamas
What you can donate:
  • Backpacks or duffle bags
  • Clothes: we accept all sizes, male and female
  • Pajamas
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed animals
  • Coloring books and crayons
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Soap/body wash 
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine products
  • Baby items: diapers, wipes

All supply donations may be dropped off at our Lynchburg location:
HumanKind Main Campus, 150 Linden Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503
Open Monday – Friday | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

To coordinate a group collection drive, please contact us at info@humankind.org

Interested in making a monetary donation to support First Night Bags? Just $35 provides a backpack full of exactly what a child needs on their first night. You’ll provide everything they need for that night and tomorrow. A pair of pajamas, a toothbrush, and a blanket.


Or Click HERE or SCAN to donate through our Amazon Wish List

For more information, please contact:
Jamie Creasy | Director of Foster Care