The Blessing Bag Project Mission

Dedicated to the homeless and less fortunate by providing basic, critical needs.

Blessing Bags Project Brings Santa to the Swordfish Grill & Tiki

Merry Christmas to everyone this Holiday Season from all of the staff here at Blessing Bags.  We'd like to thank everyone who has supported the project and our mission throughout 2018 and wish all a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy 2019!

Easter Blessing Bags

Betsy Halliwell Plante talks about the Blessing Bags Project and all of the wonderful things they do!


Items Needed

Items Needed

Simple necessities are always needed for our blessing bags. We have setup several convenient dropoff points in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.



Are you interested in volunteering your time? Contact us today to find out how you can make a difference.


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2016 was a year of great accomplishments.  We became a non-profit with a 501 (c) 3 status, held our first fundraiser, and provided a "Magical Christmas Party" and gifts for 67 homeless children and their families.

In November, we were chosen by The Bridge Church to be one of four organizations who participated in their "Love Happens" week. Over 40 volunteers made 345 Blessing Bags which were distributed in Manatee County.

Children's Ministry


Our Children's Ministry is the most rewarding project we do. It began with one woman making us hand sewn bags to put children's items in. Then we began receiving donations of Beanie Babies. Thanks to our posts on Facebook, people from all over the country began making bags and children's quilts for us. Schools, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, churches, and families all have participated in this project by collecting items an making their own kid's bags. Children are learning at a very young age how important it is to reach out into our community.

Strategic Partners

Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.
Hungers End
Turning Points - Where Compassion Takes Action

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The Blessing Bags Project


1802 14th St. West,Suite 6, Bradenton, FL 34205

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