Recent UpdatesMazda Stuffathon - June 9, 2016 What a fabulous day we had visiting the Mazda North America Corporate Office in Irvine, CA for the 2nd Mazda Stuffathon! Their incredible volunteers stuffed 1,500 bags which were presented to two of our Partner Agencies, Bienvenidos and Hillsides. My Stuff Bags, with the help from Mazda, also reached the milestone of stuffing our 500,000th bag for children across America! What an amazing accomplishment! Thank you to all who participated and thank you Mazda Foundation for your incredible contributions of funding. You have made such a difference for those children who enter foster care with nothing of their own.
August 10, 2015
Thanks to The Mazda Foundation for their renewed support of the My Stuff Bags Foundation!
My Stuff Bags has received another very generous grant of $250,000 from The Mazda Foundation! With the help of this grant and all of our wonderful supporters, we will once again endeavor to reach 20,000 children nationwide in a years’ time. We can't begin to express our gratitude for such incredible generosity and support of children in crisis, thanks Mazda Foundation!
We were also very fortunate to have a visit from Tamara Mlynarczyk, Program Director of the Mazda Foundation and a Manager of Public Affairs for Mazda North American Operations, who toured our Volunteer Center.Dirty Knees Soap Company! For every 16 ounce body wash sold, Dirty Knees will donate a 2 ounce bottle aptly named "My Stuff Suds" to the My Stuff Bags Foundation. We look forward to this mutually beneficial relationship!
May 28th, 2015 Chic Stuff Boutique and Luncheon
Our 6th Annual Chic Stuff Event was enjoyed by all. Thank you to everyone for your support!
May 5th, 2015 Mazda Stuffathon
Over 100 Mazda employees joined in a Stuffathon at their North American Headquarters as a part for their Drive For Good Campaign. They enthusiastically stuffed 1,000 My Stuff Bags to be distributed by our Partner Agency - Bienvenidos. Thank you Mazda!
My Stuff Bags Foundation's HistoryShop2Care Stuffathon! New partner Shop2Care joined us for a wonderful stuffathon and to launch their innovative new online philanthropy tool! Learn more here, and view pictures from the Stuffathon here! Thanks to new grantor: The Mazda Foundation! My Stuff Bags has received an amazing and generous grant of $250,000 from the Mazda Foundation! With the help of this grant and all of our wonderful supporters, we hope to achieve our goal of distributing 20,000 My Stuff Bags nationwide from June 2014-June 2015! We can't begin to express our gratitude for such incredible generosity and support of children in crisis, thanks Mazda Foundation! May 28th, 2014 Chic Stuff Boutique and Luncheon Thanks to all of our attendees, donors, volunteers, vendors and guest host Danica McKellar for attending the 5th Annual Chic Stuff Boutique and Luncheon. My Stuff Bags is pleased to announce a partnership with Treadwell Enterprises! Throughout 2014, select Treadwell-operated KFC Restaurants in Texas, Louisiana, Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, New York, Tennessee and Oklahoma will be selling wristbands with our insignia on them, with a portion of the proceeds going to the My Stuff Bags Foundation. So if you see this sign at your local KFC be sure to join in the fun; you’ll get a great bargain and help a great cause! Update: We have received the first quarter donation, thanks Treadwell! My Stuff Bags Receives Huge Donation! On Monday, March 18, 2014 a van packed to the gills arrived at our warehouse. Two representatives for the community organization "Blankets for Kids" had driven hundreds of miles to deliver over 500 blankets and many toys to our Foundation. Inspirational groups like "Blankets for Kids" allow us to reach as many children as we do. Thank you! November 18, 2013 An Adult Afternoon of Food, Fun and GamesSee pictures here!Thank you to all of our friends, old and new, who joined us in San Diego for a fun afternoon. June 1, 2013 Calvary Community Church Stuff-a-Thon Thank you to Calvary Community Church for stopping by the My Stuff Bags Foundation and donating a wonderful collection of blankets and stuffing bags for children in need! We really appreciate the help! May 29th, 2013 Chic Stuff Boutique & Luncheon We had a wonderful afternoon at the Luxe Hotel Sunset Boulevard for the 4th Annual Chic Stuff Boutique & Luncheon. See pictures here! May 13th, 2013 Beneflex's Tacos & Tequila Golf Tournament Thanks to Beneflex for hosting a day of fun at the Tacos & Tequila Golf Tournament! We played 18-holes and one lucky player even got a hole in one! See pictures here! February 2013 Comerica Bank Best of L.A. Woman of Philanthropy Award Janeen Holmes, CEO and President of My Stuff Bags Foundation, received the Comerica Bank Woman of Philanthropy Award at the Los Angeles Laker's game on March 22, 2013. The Comerica Bank Best of LA Women's Business Awards Program recognizes women in leadership in Los Angeles County. The Woman of Philanthropy Award honors women who are changing our local community for the better. Pictured (Left to Right): Cynthia Loo of Comerica Bank, Linda Gach Ray awarded Woman of Entrepreneurship, and Janeen Holmes awarded Woman of Philanthropy. 6th Annual Group 4 Rotary Stuff-a-Thon, March 9th, 2013 Our 6th Annual Group 4 Rotary Stuff-a-Thon was a big success, thanks to the wonderful volunteers, their friends and families. See pictures here! Holiday My Stuff Toy Giveaway The My Stuff Bags Foundation invited local agencies to come by and pick up toys for children who don't generally have a holiday season. Pictured is a car full of toys, ready to go to an agency. NAPPA Celebrity Stuff-a-Thon, December 8th, 2012 My Stuff Bags teamed up with the National Parenting Publication Awards (NAPPA) for a Celebrity Stuff-a-Thon at CBS Radford Studios. Nearly 100 young celebrities joined us for a fun afternoon, stuffing bags for children in crisis. Click here for more... 4th Annual Best Stuff Celebration, September 29th, 2012 The My Stuff Bags Foundation’s 4th Annual Best Stuff Celebration was a wonderful success thanks to the participation of so many wonderful guests, sponsors, and vendors! It was a perfect September evening under starry skies at an ideal location, Leonis Adobe Museum. Friends old and new gathered to enjoy delicious food and drink, fun games, great music and more, while raising funds for children in desperate need of hope and a new beginning in life. Click here for photos! Bank of America, July 2012 Bank of America joined us in July for a big stuff-a-thon! Huge thanks to the Southern California Bank of America Shared Services Technology Group! We can't thank you enough for the incredible donation of toys, school supplies, blankets, clothes, shoes, and more! Our 3rd Annual Chic Stuff Boutique & Luncheon Thank you to all our vendors and guests at Wednesday, May 23rds Chic Boutique! We thank all our stylish vendors and send a huge thanks to our "Top Stuff" Donors: Epiphany, Diamonds & Champagne, Oak Summit Creations, Nancy's Creations, Paperly, Silpada Designs, Art Couture, Blest Blondies, Vom Fass, Remedy Skin & Body, Hammered Hoops, and Le Bonbon. Thank you PictureHealing for the photo! Our 4th Annual Do-Good Stuff-a-Thon We filled 5,000 duffel bags with brand new toys, clothing, blankets and more! A big thanks to the Toy Industry Foundation and all our generous contributors: Activision Publishing, Bandai America Inc, Cloud B, Creative Teaching Press, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Custard N' Jelly, Do-A-Dot Art, Educational Insights, EI Kids, Entertainment Earth, Funrise Toy Corporation, Grant & Bowman Inc, Hasbro Inc, Imperial Toy, Jakks Pacific Inc, Jungo Toys, Leapfrog Enterprise Inc, Mattel Inc, Mega Brands America, Pacific Play Tents/Stansport, Piggy Wiggies, Playmates Toys, Puzzled Inc, Razor USA, Seasons of Fairport, Spin Master LTC, Teeboo USA, The NPD Group, The Piggy Story, Toy Collection Catalog, Try Try a Game, Uncle Milton, Underground Toys LLC, Virtual Piggy, Warner Bros. Consumer Products, and Women in Toys (WIT). A big thanks to our tireless volunteers as well! We appreciate all that you do! Click here to see more photos and a video!
5th Annual Rotary Group 4 My Stuff Bags StuffathonOur 5th Annual Rotary Group 4 My Stuff Bags Stuffathon was a great success! Thanks you to all the volunteers who worked tirelessly to stuff 1500 My Stuff Bags and who brought wonderful items for the children we serve. Special thanks to Kelli Lighthizer for spreading the word and to all of the “Captains” who helped the day run smoothly. Click on the photo to view a gallery of pictures from the event!
Recent Grantors to My Stuff Bags FoundationWe are so pleased to announce these other recent grantors to the My Stuff Bags Foundation:
- Discover A Star Foundation, Universal Studios Hollywood: $25,000 for the Los Angeles My Stuff Bags Project
- Toy Industry Foundation: $25,000 national grant and thousands of toys from their Toy Bank
- Mark Hughes Foundation: $10,000 for the Los Angeles My Stuff Bags Project
- Robert F. Beard Foundation: $50,000 national grant
- George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation: $10,000 for the Utah My Stuff Bags Project
Do Good Stuff-a-Thon 2011Thanks to all of the Toy Industry Foundation and My Stuff Bag volunteers for such a successful day! We were able to stuff 5,000 My Stuff Bags for abused and neglected children all over the nation. Actress Danica McKellar, Assemblymen Felipe Fuentes and CA Senator Tony Strickland were on hand to show their support and lend a hand. We know that our efforts made a difference to many children who just needed to know that someone cares about them! Click on the photo for a link to our photo gallery.
Generous Donation of Snuggies
We could not be more excited here at the My Stuff Bags Foundation! A huge thank you to Scott Boilen, President/CEO of Allstar Product Group and Snuggies for the incredible, generous donation of 20,000 Snuggies! These wonderful Snuggies will provide warmth and comfort to so many of the neglected, abused children we serve across the country. Snuggies are being donated because of people like you when you "Like" the Snuggies Facebook page. We appreciate all this amazing support!