Bags4kids (California City, CA)

 

Name

  • Name:Ms. LaJuana Moser
  • Title:Chief Exec

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Bags4kids
  • Address:10701 Applewood Drive
    California City, CA 93505
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:760-373-7632
  • Main fax:760-373-7632

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:43759 15th St west #109
    Lancaster, CA 93534
    United States

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:760-217-0909

User Email

Location

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General

  • Mission:
  • The mission of Bags4Kids is to be a voice for the foster youth whose inner struggles go unheard. To stop the pain, extend a kindness, deserve their trust and restore their capacity to believe they haven't been forgotten. To remind them that they can be loved, even by a stranger, one bag at a time.

  • Overview:
  • Since its founding in 2002, Bags4kids has distributed over 27,000 bags to children, all filled with age/gender-appropriate items designed to comfort and entertain. Examples of these items are personal hygiene items, books to read or color, crayons, stuffed animals, school supplies, clothes, shoes, games, and blankets. These comfort bags are a blessing and allow for these children to have their own familiar belongings upon arrival at their new home.

  • History:
  • Bags4kids is a private nonprofit agency that began in June of 2002 by the Founder LaJuana Moser. She saw foster children coming to her home for 24 years having nothing but the clothes they were wearing and maybe a picture they colored at the Police Station they just came from. Knowing children have to leave all of their worldly possessions behind, she began this organization in order to give items they might need during this stressful transition in their lives. Each bag has items to comfort them and items they will need when they reach their new home. Items they can call “their own”.

    Bags4kids helps to give children some dignity and comfort one bag at a time.

    Bags4kids has won awards from the LA County Council. The EDC and numerous awards from the agencies they serve. Bags4kids has given over 27,000 bags and hopes to reach 2,000 children this year.


    Goals
    The biggest goal this Organization has is to purchase a building in the center of the Antelope Valley. From this facility bags4kids hopes to distribute bags daily by either having them shipped, ready for pick up or to hire a driver to deliver them. In this facility all items will be new and bought in bulk.
    Our hope is to expand our prom dress service, our food giveaway, back pack giveaway for school time. These are all programs bags4kids has at this time-the goal is to make it so much bigger and brighter.
    Our goal is for more Company's to realize bags4kids is a much needed service-that foster care is real-sadly kids are taken from their home and we must be there to help-each and every day.


  • Year established:2002
  • Endowment:Unknown

Staff

  • Executive / Trustee board size:3
  • Advisory board size:2
  • Staff size:4

Registration

  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:None
  • Tax ID:42-1567374

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:421567374
  • Organization Name:BAGS4KIDS FOUNDATION
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% LAJUANA MOSER
  • Organization Address:PO BOX 2234
  • Organization City:CALIF CITY
  • Organization State:CA
  • Organization Zip:93504-0234
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1, 2
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization, Educational Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:May, 2003
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:P99
  • Asset Amount:$10,164
  • Asset Code:2 ($10,000 - $24,999)
  • Income Amount:$71,237
  • Income Code:3 ($25,000 - $99,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$71,237
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 11:56:19 am

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