Your donation makes a huge impact

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 provides children entering the foster care system a sense of dignity and hope. How can a “bag” give dignity or hope? We know because each bag is of the highest quality, anyone would be proud to own, and with so much room for their only treasures. Dignity, not trash, is what we believe is needed during their traumatic times.


Make A Donation With Zelle®, ACCESS ZELLE® Get started by enrolling your email or U.S. mobile number through your mobile banking app or with the Zelle app. Recipient: Day 1 Bags. Enter our email address: Choose the amount. Enter the amount to send.


United Texas Credit Union

Account: Day 1 Bags


Frost Bank

Account: Day 1 Bags



Make checks/money orders payable to

Day 1 Bags
C/O Hunter Beaton
118 Lake Front Dr
Boerne, TX 78006


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Why do children in foster care need you?

The only way Day 1 Bags can fulfill these FREE bag requests is through your donations. We will do our best to fulfill EVERY order. However, if there are not enough donations to cover the cost, we will contact you to work with you on an alternative bag or backpack from other non-profits OR we can fundraise for the bags. Your donations are vital to the youth we serve.

Where do the Duffle Bags or Backpacks Go?

We ship them to our partner foster agencies across the continental U.S.

What if I can Only Donate a Small Amount?

Any donation amount is welcome. For those who help with smaller donations, they are combined and used to ship larger amounts of duffle bags and backpacks.

When do the Duffle Bags and Backpacks get Shipped Out?

The goal is to have all duffle bags and backpacks shipped out by the 1st of every month.

Community Partners

Flying Circle

Kym's Angle Foundation

Texas Coop

BEC Foundation

Davis Family Foundation

The GVTC Foundation

and, many individual donations from people like you!