Supporting children one duffel bag at a time,
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We always accept donations of new, unused items.
Binky-blankets and other small safe and age appropriate stuffed animals and soft toys
BPA free bathtub book, teething toys, Pacifiers, etc
BPA free baby bottles, spoons, snack container, etc
New Clothings for any of the age groups: Socks, sleep and underwear, pajamas, etc
Toiletries: Toothbrushes, toothpastes, combs, brushes, non allergic diaper rash creams and baby wipes, hair clips, deodorants, feminine care products, razors, etc
Age appropriate books
Coloring books with non stain markers
Diary books, note or sketch books with pencils, etc.
New Blankets ranging in size from: 15”x18”, 30”x36”, 40”x60” and 45”x 72”
Donations are excepted at,
Connective Wellbeing LLC
9230 SW 74th Ave.
Tigard, OR 97223
1st Choice Auto Service
11993 SW Pacific Hwy
Portland, OR 97223
The Duffel Stuffel is not a nonprofit at this time.
Make your check out to: Good Samaritan Ministries Headquarters
Print “Duffel Stuffel” in Memo of your check
Send directly to,
Good Samaritan Ministries
7929 SW Cirrus Dr. # 23
Beaverton, OR 97008
The concepts of this outreach program can be adopted by anyone around the world.
All you need to do is to simply activate the program and implement the outlined guidelines below, in your own community.
Take pictures of your events and email them to Connective Wellbeing, our small group of volunteers would love to see them!
Who knows, you might find your event in one of the future news letters of Connective Wellbeing, as an encouragement and inspiration to others and for those interested in holding a Duffel Stuffel drive.
Thank you for your interest in our program,
The Duffel Stuffel Team
The Duffel Stuffel is a wonderful program that can be adopted by community groups, ministries, companies, families or anyone that wants to make a difference! The Duffel Stuffel is also the Outreach Program of Connective Wellbeing.
The purpose of this program is to provide children in need with a duffel bag of small personal items that most of us take for granted and to deliver those duffel bags with the hope that those items might bring some comfort to children in their time of need.
We are asking for your help to activate your larger community to adopt this program for a small period of time and host a “DUFFEL-STUFFEL EVENT” in small groups or large, for a short term or long-term, perhaps even through an annual event. Everything counts because together we can make a difference.
Give a little love and show that someone cares!
Our focus groups in Oregon are; homeless children of all ages and foster children up to teenage age!
Foster children of teenage age in Oregon have already a well running and established program (see below). Children entering foster care in other states might benefit at any age from a duffel bag. Please check with your local applicable offices for more information!
“Why give a duffel bag?”, you ask.
Children are often removed from their home environment into protective custody at late night or even in the middle of night. There is little to no time to grab their belongings. A ready to go duffle bag stuffed with items just for them and given to them at those moments can make a big difference to that child. It can even bring some comfort.
Homeless families on the other hand often have to move from location to location before they can finally find a longterm stable home of their own again. A lot of things are left behind and some get lost along the way. In winter families often have to change their location during the day in order to stay warm, until the shelters open their doors at night. A duffel bag with some personal essentials for the child in this case can be more easily maintained and can bring the same bit of comfort as to any child in need. Many of us take for granted what we have, these children don’t!
We accept donations of ready to go duffel bags as well as items needed to make these duffel bags. Be advised that there is no tax write off for your donation, as we are not a non profit at this time! If you would like to get a tax write off for your donations, you might see if you can get the program adopted by your church or local nonprofit that would love to help in that way.
Ready to go duffel bags will need to be reviewed for safety reasons and all duffel bags will need to get a tag stating the items within, which gender its best suited for and the appropriate age of child.
Please collaborate with your family, friends, church, co-workers, etc., on any additional items not listed here, that would be safe and suited to be included in a Duffel-Stuffel Event.
We should mention, “No-sew fleece blankets” are a great project for any group if small, large and of any age group to get involved with this. There are several tutorial videos on YouTube, on how to make them.