The Stuff For A Cause Organization, is now helping the My Stuff Bags Foundation by donating new items, ready for stuffing, to the My Stuff Bags Volunteer Center, so that the My Stuff Bags Foundation can give children nationwide duffel bags with various items to call their own. These children are being rescued and cared for by agencies nationwide, including child and family social services agencies, drug and law enforcement agencies, crisis shelters, foster care agencies, and many more. Whether you want to contribute and support the cause with your time or donations, read more about our work and learn how you can make a change today.

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Imagine that a child is forced to leave all they consciously know- their belongings, their shelter, their family- as someone unfamiliar to them, tells that child that they can help and that they are in good hands. Hundreds of thousands of children in the United States, live in these unfortunate conditions and do not have the power to improve or change them completely. These children are being rescued from a wide variety of cruel behaviors such as severe abuse, neglect or abandonment, and lots of the time, as they are being rescued by agencies nationwide, they are unable to bring even the smallest things to hold on to.

That is where the My Stuff Bags Foundation comes into a child's life. Our mission is to help donate as much as possible to the My Stuff Bags Foundation in order for them to be able to give as many children new duffel bags filled with the items they love and can hold on to, in a time of need, in order to help these children feel important and loved. We are proud to be a part of this effort!



Our team is dedicated to helping the My Stuff Bags Foundation help those in the agencies nationwide. Get to know the people who make Stuff For A Cause the influential organization that it is.

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Angelina Martinez is a sophomore in high school with a keen belief in the power of charity and volunteer work. Angelina is committed to changing the world. She is an extremely dedicated Co-Founder, and we’re so happy to have Angelina as part of the Stuff For A Cause team. Angelina works to advertise our organization and collects donations from the community.



Madison Nakamoto, also a sophomore in high school is definitely personable and detail-oriented, as well as incredibly committed to this project and making the world a better place. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful and dedicated Co-Founder of our staff.



Anabel Martinez, Co-Founder of Stuff For A Cause, has been a truly valued member of the Stuff For A Cause family since the beginning. Although she is only in the 8th grade, she is a well-rounded person who is perfect for helping the cause.



After receiving donations of any kind, we always make a trip to the My Stuff Bags Foundation in Westlake Village. There, the My Stuff Bags volunteers separate the donations into categories and put in inventory or straight into the duffel bags. The duffel bags are always filled by volunteers and the stuff that goes into them are based on several age groups and what is in inventory. From there, the next step is simply sending boxes of duffel bags to agencies nationwide.



It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference

These are some examples of the items in the duffel bags given to the children. Please feel free to continue reading about what we donate to the foundation and why these things will make a difference in their lives.


Receiving blankets as donations and making blankets for the children is one of our favorite experiences because we can get personal with which fabrics we decide to use. In this process, we know that somewhere a child is very grateful and enjoying a blanket that we had the privilege to craft ourselves. Please note that all items donated must be brand new.


Everybody deserves to have proper hygiene and healthcare. In this area of donation, we help by collecting toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, and other toiletries of various odds and ends to make sure everybody is comfortable and clean. Please note that all items donated must be brand new. 


One of our favorite items to donate for the bags are books because they can take a child on a journey through their mind. The children will have these books for an immeasurable amount of time during which they can read the story over and over or share the magic. Please note that all items donated must be brand new.


We love to add miscellaneous items and activities in our donations to ensure fun-filled days. This area of donation consists of coloring books, stuffed animals, and other assorted toys for all ages. These toys give these children something to call their own and can often bring them comfort. Please note that all items donated must be brand new.



  • Stuffed animals

  • Coloring books and crayons

  • Small toys for all ages

  • School supplies and stationery

  • Small toiletries: travel-size toothbrush/toothpaste, hotel soap, and shampoo, etc.

  • Items for teens/tweens: games, young adult books, deodorant, makeup, playing cards

  • Baby stuff: rattles, pacifiers, bibs, diapers, and baby clothes

  • Books, journals, or diaries

  • Clothing of all kinds: t-shirts, baseball hats, knit caps, scarves, socks, shoes, and underwear

  • Handheld games

  • Small photo albums

  • Children love handcrafted items too!

  • Blankets

Please note that all items donated must be brand new. 


You’ll Be Glad You Did

In addition to helping us with donations, you and every person have the chance to make a change for good — no matter how big or small. Whatever amount you can give, or time you are willing to dedicate, know that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of others. Your donation of time can also lend us that support to bring us closer to achieving our mission.



Every month, our organization takes a trip in order to take all the donations we receive to the My Stuff Bags Foundation in West Lake Village. In addition to bringing all of the donations to the foundation, we also help pack the duffel bags with the donations for a child being cared for by agencies nationwide. If you are interested in volunteering at the My Stuff Bags Foundation, please contact the My Stuff Bags Foundation by clicking the button below.


Get in touch with Stuff For A Cause to discover more about our work and how to donate. Please note that all items donated must be brand new. We thank you for your support.