Teen Bag: (Ages 10-18)

Toiletry Kit:  Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairbrush, Loofah/Washcloth, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant




Fidget Item

A Teen-friendly book (Ranging from Diary of a Wimpy Kid to The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)


A laundry bag or extra backpack for transporting additional items


Child Bag -- (Ages 3-9)

Toiletry Kit:  Body Wash, Shampoo, Conditioner, Hairbrush, Loofah/Washcloth, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Multi-ethnic Hair care items (see below for further explanation)


Coloring Book


Stuffed Animal

Picture Book


Laundry Bag or extra backpack


Infant Bag -- (Ages 0-2)

Toiletry Kit: Diaper Cream, Baby Wash, Baby Shampoo, Baby Lotion


Coloring Book


Stuffed Animal




Board Book

Each bag also contains a hand-written card with the message:

Dear Friend,

This bag and everything inside of it belongs to you.  We pray that you are safe, protected, and that you know that you are not alone.    

Your Friends at Beloved

Multicultural Hair Care Kits -- 

Washable Cloth Bag

Shampoo -- Olive Oil (ORS)

Conditioner -- Olive Oil (ORS)

Leave-in Cream -- Aunt Jackie’s 

Gel -- Eco Styler 

Spray -- Cream of Nature 

Scalp oil -- SBN Hair Love

Sealing Oil -- Via Naturals


Sleep Cap

Do Rag

Comb -- Wide Tooth

Brush -- Wet Magic

Lotion -- Shea butter/Cocoa Butter

Instruction Card (see below)


Birthday Celebration Kits:

We believe that every child is worth celebrating!  To help equip social workers to support families in providing that celebration during times of crisis and transition, Beloved offers Birthday Celebration Kits.  Each celebration kit includes:

Cake mix

Can of soda (which replaces eggs, oil, and milk, so that no additional items are needed to make the cake)

Can of frosting

Party plates

Plastic forks

Fun napkins


Birthday banner

Disposable cake pan

Feminine Hygiene Kits:

Cosmetic bag

Menstrual pads

Panty liners

Hygienic cleansing wipes

Lip balm

Lip Gloss

Secret Deodorant

Hair ties

Hand lotion


Yes! Beloved maintains nonprofit status as a 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible.

100% of all donations go directly toward the costs associated with filling and distributing Beloved Bags and creating tools that make community support accessible to foster families and individuals authorized by DCS to provide kinship care. Because all of our administrative work is performed by skilled volunteers, Beloved’s operation uses no donated funds for overhead expenditures. Everything that we have and receive is dedicated to serving vulnerable kids in our community.

Teen bags, child bags and infant bags cost between $85-$100 to fill.  

Multicultural Hair Care Kits cost $70.

Feminine Hygiene Kits cost $55.

Birthday Celebration Kits cost $30.

Volunteers distribute Beloved Bags and other support items to agencies serving vulnerable and displaced children throughout the state of Indiana.  In addition to DCS offices, Beloved Bags are available to children at domestic violence shelters, homeless shelters, detention centers, and triage care facilities.  

There are lots of ways to join Beloved in our work on behalf of vulnerable kids!  We love to match your skills and interests with the ongoing needs of our organization.  Contact us at friends@belovedbags.org if you’d like to find out more about volunteer opportunities in your area.