Bring Dignity to Children with Bags of Hope and Savinar Luggage

 

National Foster Care Month

Why let the kids go from home to home in plastic garbage bags when you can make the difference?

Mark Stern, who owns the Valley store of Savinar Luggage in Woodland Hills. With him is Erica Chait, a social worker with the Department of Child and Family Services. She runs the program Bags for Hope. 
Savinar Luggage Co. has partnered with
Most foster children are given a box or a trash bag when relocating.  Your donation will help a child move to a new home with dignity. 
Here’s How It Works! Donate a rolling suitcase in working condition. Receive additional SAVINGS on a new bag. Recycle your old bag and put it in the hands of a child in need!

DONATION: Savinar Luggage (Mark Stern) 6931 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Canoga Park, Calif. 91303

Luggage donations add a sense of dignity for foster children changing homes.

In 2014, social worker Erica Chait started the nonprofit Bags of Hope, a program that recycles used suitcases and gives them to children in foster care so they can have a way to take their belongings with them.

Bag of Hope Project for Summer 2021!

BHP LA is your opportunity to sponsor a day pack filled with self-care items for a youth who has faced hardships in trafficking, homelessness, or a troubled home in Los Angeles.

We’ve partnered with several LA organizations who have provided temporary housing, meals, educational and enrichment workshops, counseling, school supplies, and additional support to teens in this community.

Your hope-filled contribution helps to confirm that their greater community genuinely cares — and in a tangible way. Help us to reach our goal of sponsoring 100 teens this summer!

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 101 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.5 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers”

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