Foster youth have been taken away from their parents, toys, maybe even their siblings, and told that they have to live with these new people. Imagine what that must feel like. Not only that, they have their only possessions in a TRASH bag.

What does "Day 1" mean?

The phrase is motivational and means the first day of a plan, a new life without the worries of abuse and/or neglect. Day 1 is a way for many to start planning on a new life, to accomplish what you want your life to be, and commit on Day 1 a life of hope, dignity, security, and love.

Day 1 Bags is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing NEW bags and backpacks to non-profits and government agencies in the foster care or aged out foster care population. We also project to serve over 5,000 teens in 2020, providing them complete bags and a wish card – FOR FREE.

Community Feedback

Hunter stays true to himself, his values, and his mission every single day. I have observed Hunter with his work in his nonprofit. At a very young age, he has a tremendous drive, passion and incredible execution on his plans to benefit so many foster youth. His analysis on meeting the unique needs of others as they navigate life under challenging circumstances is remarkable. He is a phenomenal young leader, a powerhouse speaker, and a "Human Lighthouse." Every day he finds a way to fundamentally impact someone's life, through dignified work or just showing up for someone who maybe has never had that. He knows his clients by name and feels it is important they he treats everyone with compassion and dignity. He promotes encouragement in the possibilities of one’s goals. His nonprofit work consistently shifts away from pity of the foster care plight and promotes self-confidence and determination. If you are a company looking to find a nonprofit to work with for service efforts or want to work with someone with a collaborative spirit, trustworthy and catalyst for systemic change, Hunter is your person. He is personable, intelligent, humble and passionate about his work and can inspire anyone with visionary aspirations.

Steve Pemberton
Speaker, Best-selling Author and Chief Human Resource Officer, Workhuman

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Do you know a group who wants to have a toiletry, clothing, shoe drive or just provide bags for a shelter? How about school supplies drive or an Eagle Scout Service project?  All you need to do is just complete this form and I will get back to you.