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Who We Serve

The Pieces of Home Backpack Project was implemented at Boston Medical Center to serve children who are in the first phase of foster care, an emergency removal from an unsafe situation. The children are brought to the hospital by police officers, emergency medical technicians, or family members.

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"It's such a HUGE help for me, so that I am not rifling through my 12 year old son's outgrown clothes at 2 am in the attic, looking for a size 5 pair of PJ's. The kids LOVE the backpacks..."


The Wish List

Infant (Up To 12 months)

  • Onesies/Pajamas (Non Gender Specific Clothing is Best)
  • Receiving Blankets
  • Soft Stuffed Animals
  • Teething Toys/rattles
  • Bibs/pacifiers 
  • Small Musical Crib Toys
  • Small hand sized board books (Good Night Moon, Sandra Boynton Books)

Toddlers (13-24 months)

  • Footed Pajamas/ Fun Pajamas
  • Socks
  • Cuddly Blankets
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Board Books
  • Chunky Small Toys (Elmo, Barney, Dora, Caillou)

Pre School Age Children (2-5 years)
  • Pajamas/Nightgowns
  • Underwear/Socks
  • Blankets
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Coloring Books, Crayons
  • Books
  • Small Toys (Dora, Diego, Blue's Clues, Thomas)

School Aged Children (5-10 years)
  • Coloring Books, Activity Books, Crayons, Markers and Small Craft Projects
  • Chapter Books (Jack and Annie Books, Mercy Watson, Ivy and Bean, Star Wars)
  • Barbie Dolls and Action Figures (SpiderMan, Hulk, Transformers, Legos, Bionicle)
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Pajamas or Sweats clothes for sleeping
  • Blankets and Stuffed Animals (Beanie Babies)
  • Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Spiderrman, SpongeBob, American Girl

Pre-Teens and Teens (10-18 years)
  • Activity Books (Crosswords, Soduko, Word Searches)
  • Markers, Colored Pencils, Notebooks, Drawing Pads
  • UNO cards, Playing cards, travel size board games and Handheld Games
  • Model Kits (Planes, Cars)
  • Books (Harry Potter, Twilight, Sports Themes)
  • Hair Bands, Head Bands, Lip Gloss, Chap Stick, Moisturizer, Nail Polish
  • Hoodies, Sweat Pants, Pajama Pants, T shirts
  • Socks and Underwear
  • Blankets, Small Stuffed Animals