February 2023, Valentine's Day LOVE Bags 4 Cancer Donation & Delivery Day at University of Kansas Medical Center Cancer Unit
McClellan says Giving Hope and Help originally began as a nonprofit to support domestic violence survivors. In 2015, they expanded to include giving gift bags to cancer patients on Valentine’s Day in honor of her late niece who had received care and treatment for cancer here. She says giving the gift bags and talking to patients gives her a feeling of enlightenment and is inspiring, adding it is a blessing to know she’s making someone else feel better. McClellan shows us the contents of a gift bag, which includes handmade scarves, socks, journals, inspirational books, hand lotion and other items.
Chloe Abenes, volunteer services coordinator, says McClellan and her staff bring so much joy to our patients during what can be a difficult time for them.
LOVE Bags PERIOD supports our No Menstruator without period products movement.
LOVE Bags PERIOD are bags filled with period products and toiletries to support our movement to end period poverty locally and across the globe. We believe #NoMenstruatorWithout period products must become a reality PERIOD.
LOVE Bags 4 Her launched at the Third Annual Feminine Hygiene Feminine Drive, Dec. 2015.
LOVE Bags 4 Her are donated new and gently used purses/designer and non-brand purses, filled with toiletries, period products and inspirational items to uplift and inspire those in the homeless community and those in domestic violence shelters and places of refuge.
We launched the LOVE Bags 4 Him initiative in 2015.
LOVE Bags for Him are donated new and gently used backpacks, male and unisex bags/"2-gallon-size" zip bags, filled with toiletries/items of dignity and inspirational items to uplift and inspire men in the homeless community and in shelters/places of refuge.