Birdie Bags were the first thing that our family did together to begin our organization 3 Little Birds 4 Life, and to "Give Back" after my brother, Tyler, passed away from Melanoma in 2010.
We put together gift bags full of goodies my brother always needed while staying at Siteman Cancer Center for treatment.
Our bags included: gum/mints, chapstick, notebooks, pens, coloring pages, decks of cards, books, magazines, unscented lotion, peppermint tea, and more. He passed away in November, so we decided to make it a family tradition to pass out these "Birdie Bags" on Christmas Eve to all adult cancer patients that could not go home for Christmas.
Since 2010, how many bags have been donated to cancer patients?
To date, 3 Little Birds 4 Life Volunteers have been able to donate over 1000 bags in Missouri and Illinois.
What is currently in each Birdie Bag?
- Bag (3LB4L Supplied)
- Birdie Blanket (Created by YOU)
- Notebook/Journal Pen (3LB4L Supplied)
- Sticker (3LB4L Supplied)
- Handmade Bookmark
- 3LB4L Bracelet (3LB4L Supplied)
- Fuzzy Socks (General item)
- Lip Balm (General item)
- Beanie Hat (3LB4L Supplied)
- Adult Coloring Books (General Item)
- Puzzle Books (Sudoku/Crossword, etc) (General Item)
- Markers/Colored Pencils (General Item)
- Decks of Cards (General Item)
Anything marked in BOLD 3LB4L Supplied will be supplied for Birdie Bags by 3LB4L. Anything marked (General Item) can be collected from an outside source and put into the Birdie Bags.
How can I or my group/team/organization get involved?
We are looking for groups to make the Birdie Blankets (an easy project), write a handwritten note to an adult cancer patient who is receiving the bag, have your group decorate bookmarks, or collect adult coloring books, markers, colored pencils, decks of cards, or other puzzle books (sudoku, crossword puzzles, etc).
Please contact Ashley Swip: email@example.com to sign your group up to make blankets, collect items, or one of our other great opportunities.