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Brendon’s Duffels of Hope


No More Garbage Bags For Kentucky’s Foster Kids! 

Brendon’s Duffels of Hope art created by locally known and celebrated artists

Jeaneen & Doreen Barnhart.



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 “Helping Kentucky’s Most Vulnerable Citizens, Our Foster Children, One Duffel At a Time”

When children enter Foster Care, they are only given a trash bag to carry their belongings. Brendon’s Duffels of Hope replaces these trash bags with durable new duffels filled with items of care and immediate need.  A Brendon’s Duffel of Hope provides each child with a sense of security and hope, while providing necessities such as toys, toiletries and clothing. The child will be given something of his/her very own, which gives them a sense of ownership, love and security, while helping to support the community agencies caring for them.

 What’s in a Brendon’s Duffel of Hope?

Each Brendon’s Duffel of Hope contains essential items of immediate need appropriate for each child or teenager. The contents of the bag provide a diversion from the scary time they find themselves in, as well as comfort and a sense of ownership.

Infants & Toddlers (Newborn – 4 years old)

  • Brendon’s Duffel of Hope
  • Toiletry Kit: shampoo, diapers, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Toys & Books
  • Clothing: socks & underwear

Children (Ages 5-17 yeas old)

  • Brendon’s Duffel of Hope or Brendon’s Teen Duffel of Hope
  • Toiletry Kit: shampoo, diapers, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste
  • Toys & Books
  • Clothing: socks & underwear
  • School Supplies: Pencils, journals Crayons and markers


Brendon’s Duffel of Hope & Brendon’s Teen Duffel of Hope 



There’s several ways for you to get involved. Here are a few… 


Our mission at Brendon’s Duffels of Hope is to provide a sense of hope to children entering the foster care system. Below is a list of NEW items needed to complete our duffels.​


  • Disposable diapers in all sizes
  • Infant Formula
  • Pacifiers 
  • Socks and underwear for school-aged children (All items need to be new and packaged)
  • Shampoo, Lice Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Soap
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrushes & Toothpaste
  • School Supplies: Pencils, Journals, Crayons and Markers.
  • Coloring Books
  • Books: New or Like New & Age Appropriate
  • Small toys for boys & girls, and Infants
  • Small blankets up to Throw Size (50″ x 70″)
  • Cash donations of all amounts


 Your purchase of our duffel goes straight to a Foster child in need.  

All purchases of a Brendon’s Duffels of Hope $25 or Brendon’s Teen Duffel of Hope $30

are 100% tax deductible.  


Packing Parties are a great way to get involved! At a Packing Party, we assemble as many Brendon’s Duffels of Hope as possible while having fun working together.  To join our next Packing Party, contact us!​

All Donations can be dropped off at Brendon’s Catch 23, located at 505 South 4th Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Contact us to learn how to donate items.​​
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