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6 Ways to Help Us!

We have 6 different ways that you can help here at Blessing Bags!

While everyone is not able to give in the form of items, time or money, there is something that everyone can do!


If you want to help volunteer by making bags, we work with local churches to help get a members to come together for an evening and put bags together at their church home, otherwise we make them right here in Roanoke. We also have volunteers to help pass out our postcards, meet with businesses and churches to inform them about our non-profit, to solicit funding and to work with other non profits on passing out our bags.

Email us at donate@blessingbag.net if you want to help the cause!

Other organizations that help pass out our bags include:

New Lifescape Ministry
Helping Southeast East
Lynchburg Health Services
God's Pit Crew

Go to these locations and ask for a bag! If they don't have any ask them to get in-touch with us and we will be happy to deliver to them so you can get one!

Amazon Smile

We are now part of the Amazon Smile non-profit program. When You shop Smile.Amazon.com and select our non-profit, 0.5% of the eligible purchases will be donated to the Blessing Bag Program! Learn more and click the link below!

Click on an Ad

Believe it or not, clicking on an advertisement below on your phone, tablet, desktop or laptop helps to put a small amount of funding to the bags. Usually less than .50, it can cover 2 or sometimes three items in a bag.

This only works every couple of weeks on the same device or IP address, so clicking over and over doesn't really work. When you visit us a couple times a month, click an ad below.

Donations of Items for Bags

We gladly accept items approved on our list. We ask that you provide travel sized items that can fit inside a quart sized bag. We have an entire list of blessing bag items found on our Items In Need page. Send us a message and we can gladly meet up in order to collect items for our bags.

Items of $20 or less are not available for a tax deduction.

Donations of Items for Auctions

We also accept items in good, working condition that we can put on our eBay auction page. All revenue generated from our eBay page will go directly into the Blessing Bag Program. You can access the auction page here.

Examples of items include electronics, household items such as decor, nick-nacks, collectibles, items of value such as stamps and coins, etc. Contact us at the bottom of the page if you have something you would like to donate.

You're donated items are also tax deductible if valued more than $20, we will provide a receipt. 

Donations of Financials

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit. All monetary donations of cash, card, check or online donation are tax deductible. Ask us about receiving your tax statement so you can deduct the amount from your taxes.

For every $5 donated, we are able to create nearly 2 Blessing Bags for someone in need! (Thanks to the great people at Amazon for their help in some non-profit rates)

We also accept donations of cash or payments through Roanoke Gives and their non-profit fundraising. (100% of what is donated through Roanoke Gives comes back to us, just FYI)

Or Use our PayPal Portal below:

Roanoke Valley Gives is an initiative of Foundation for Roanoke Valley.  The goal is to raise funding for participating Roanoke Valley nonprofits while bringing attention to the work and worth of each participating organization nationwide.  All donations to the participating organizations on this website are tax-deductible.

Planned Giving

For those looking for planned giving information, please click here.

Corporate Donations and In-Kind Donations 

Corporations and businesses can also donate in-kind through products, services, gift-cards or monetary donations in which we will auction off or use in one of our fundraisers. Your donation is tax deductible.

Many times, companies have a corporate social responsibility program and the Blessing Bag Program falls into many CSR programs. 

They include but are not limited too the following: 

  • Bingo Prize Giveaway
  • Online Auction
  • Online Raffle
  • Sponsorship

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