Serving Foster Youth since 2016

Our mission at Day 1 Bags is to provide brand new duffle bags and backpacks to foster youth instead of trash bags as luggage when being removed from their homes or moved from shelter to shelter.


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Founder, CEO


Digital Content Producer


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Treasurer, Board Member


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Caption – 2020 Texas Department and Family Protective Services Leadership with a Day 1 Backpack.

Why Day1Bags?

Over 500 children enter the foster care system each day and most of them may be removed from their home with their belongings stuffed in a trash bag. These children have been neglected and often feel like they don’t matter.

A Day 1 Bag gives children entering foster care a sense of dignity and hope. Each bag is of the highest quality with room for their only treasures. Dignity, not trash, is what we believe is needed during this difficult time.

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