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Product Donation Guidelines

Items we Accept: 

We Need Blankets!

 You can help fill 4 KIDS Bags project 4 KIDS Charity (4(for) Kids In Difficult Situations)  with new children’s items by enlisting family, friends and coworkers to collect and send as many as possible of the items below, or any other children’s items that would fit in a mid-sized duffel, or back pack. Items must be new, non-violent, and non-denominational. No food or candy, please. We need items for children from infants to teens.

Here’s a list of suggestions to get you started:
 

Why Bubble & Bag Logo:  EVERY BAG HAS BUBBLES Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus (Frank&Karen) went to a shelter & we put bubbles in their bags. They had so much fun with the bubbles, they forgot their problems for a time. The children were more able to discuss their problems with the counselors. We were asked to do this all the time.  We work with children, so we let the kids design the logo. This is the design the children liked the best.

  • Bubbles
  • Coloring books & crayons
  • Small toys for all ages
  • School supplies and stationery
  • Small toiletries
  • Fabric tote bags Backpacks
  • Disposable cameras
  • Books, journals or diaries
  •  Hand held games
  •  Small photo albums (these items are needed so children have a place to track their)
  • Children love handcrafted items, too
  • Flashlight
  • Backpacks (soild colors)
  •  OLDER CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
  • Make-up/lip gloss/make-up bags
  •  Nail polish Dental floss
  •  Deodorant/soap/perfume
  •  Maze/puzzle books
  •  Reading books
  • Address books
  •  Small boxes of stationary
  • Radios with headphones
  •  Playing cards
  •  Disposable cameras
  •  Battery alarm clocks AA batteries
  • Flashlight

- Bubbles, Blankets should be NEW or newly handmade and  

* Child 45x 58” with 4” fringe on each side ( 1 1/4 yard of fabric )

* Teen 54” x 58” with 4” fringe on each side ( 1 1/2 yard of fabric )

. We appreciate quilted, fleece, crocheted, "no-sew", and purchased children's blankets or lovies.
- Books appropriate for ages 0 to pre-teen. Books may be in new or in like-new condition.
- Stuffed Animals smaller than 30 inches. Stuffed animals must be NEW ONLY at this time. (Stuffed animals used in our Adopt a 4 KIDS Bag  Project program may be "like-new.")
- Gift Cards to stores. Even if you have only a few dollars left on a gift card, we would be delighted to receive it!–

TIPS:

"Like New" means top quality and "nice enough to give as a gift."
- No books or stuffed animals with battery compartments.
- No stuffed animals that make noises -- such as singing, reciting prayers, etc.
- No commemorative or holiday stuffed animals.
- No stuffed animals over 10 years old (no "collections") for dust/sanitary reasons.
- Please consider keeping your items for use in our Adopt a 4 KIDS Bag program.
- We do NOT accept items that have been recalled, banned, or do not meet current safety standards. -

Tax Receipts:

- If you would like a tax receipt, please include your name, address, value of your donation, and a self-addressed return envelope.
- Individuals may deduct the fair market value of donated in-kind items. Fair market value, per IRS guidelines, is the amount that the item would sell for in its present condition in a thrift or consignment shop.
- Also according to the IRS, you must file Form 8283 if the amount of your deduction for all non-cash donations is $5,000 or more.
- Please see IRS Publication 561 for ALL questions regarding valuing your items.
- Project 4 KIDS Bagscannot determine the value of your items. The valuation is the responsibility of the donor.