Comfort Bags for Kids

What is Comfort Bags for Kids doing for the community?

Comfort Bags for Kids provide comfort to children in emergency situations. They are a game-changing resource including comfort items such as a stuffed animal, play dough, crayons, a coloring book, a snack, a juice box, a small toy, and more for children experiencing trauma. The Care Kits mission is to help to improve the health and quality of life of people and children in need through both Comfort and Hygiene Bags. Any person, agency, or organization interested in receiving Care Kits or Comfort Bags for Kids (or donating to the cause) may contact First Presbyterian Church at 423.476.5584 or email at for more information. Donations for Comfort Bags for Kids and their assembly and distribution to those in need help us as community members embrace working together with kindness and compassion for others to make the world a better place.

Comfort Bags in Action

How did Comfort Bags get started?

In 2020, I completed my Silver Award (the second highest award in Girl Scouting) project, Comfort Bags for Kids. Comfort Bags are designed to bring happiness and contentment to children in emergency or traumatic situations, and are filled with items like playdough, snacks, a juice box, a coloring book, stickers, a reading book, a small toy, a stuffed animal, and a pack of crayons or colored pencils. Through this project, I assembled and donated 100 bags to the Cleveland Police Department, both Bradley County and Cleveland Fire Departments, and the Bradley County Sheriff's Office Command Center for the tornado victims. Comfort Bags for Kids was a sustainable project, and the youth and members of our church have enjoyed assembling and donating bags regularly to Tennova, our local hospital. Since 2020, the ministry has grown beyond what I ever thought possible. 

What organizations accept Comfort Bags?

American Red Cross 

Bradley County Health Department 

Bradley-Cleveland Community Service Agency 

Department of Children's Services 

Ocoee Connect 

The Caring Place 

Blythe Bower Elementary

Bradley County Juvenile Division 


Family Promise 

Tennessee Highway Patrol 

WillowBend Farms 

Bradley County Fire & Rescue 

Bradley County Sheriff's Office 

Cleveland Police Department 

New Hope Pregnancy Center 

Tennova Healthcare 

If your organization is interested in donating to or accepting Hygiene Bags or Comfort Bags, please contact us at First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland (423)-476-5584 or email at