Trashbag Handbag Campaign
When a child is removed from the home in police protective custody (and often in subsequent moves within the system) their belongings are put in trash sacks. We will be raising money for duffel bags and essential items such as clothing, journals, and comfort items. These bags will be distributed to local agencies and hospitals through ICT SOS. Funds will be collected through a landing page at jlwichita.org>Support as well as cash / checks (made out to Junior League of Wichita) to Headquarters and via Campaign Ambassadors. Each bag typically contains between $75-100 worth of goods (Bag, clothing, comfort items, hygiene items, gift card).
How you can help:
1. Swap your purse for a blue trash sack for the week of April 8 – 14 and wear the “Ask Me About My Bag” button. A button and bags will be provided. Be open to engaging people in conversation about your bag and how we are raising funds for area children. Junior League of Wichita is committed to combatting child abuse in our community.
2. Further the conversation. Post your own photos using the hashtag “#trashbaghandbag”. Engage with our Campaign Ambassadors. They'll be helping us promote the campaign in traditional and social media. Like, comment, and share! Our 2017 Ambassadors are Susan Peters, Bonnie Bing, Susan Pompeo, Wichita Moms Blog contributors and Laura Roddy.
3. Donate to the campaign and help us get bags in the hands of area kids and social workers. These children deserve more than trash bags; the campaign strives to be a tangible way we can uplift and empower children in crisis.
MAKE A DONATION:
Please select the campaign ambassador you'd like to recognize with your donation.