Give Bags are the bags we donate to children filled with school supplies. We have these bags, and the school supplies that fill them, specially made in the communities where we donate. Every give bag is made specifically based on the child’s grade in school.
Receiving a donation (or handout) is a short term solution. Sure, it puts shoes on your feet but what about the local shoemaker? No one can compete with free. As a result of these donations, local businesses are stomped out and forced out of business. Fast forward—with less local businesses, there are less jobs, and then the local economy inevitably suffers as a whole. So instead of handouts we have hand-ups, a way to invest in the wellbeing of a community's economy.