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Amazing Things Happening with The Blessing Bags Project Here on the Suncoast

The Blessing Bags Project was founded in 2014 by a group of concerned citizens in Manatee County to address the homeless population in the community. Providing hygiene products, necessities, warm meals, and special one-on-one requests for children and families alike is a big undertaking for this and many organizations. Homelessness due to job loss, situational […]

“Ukraine Relief Fund” Put into Motion by The Blessing Bags Project

The Blessing Bags Project has started a “Ukraine Refugee Relief Fund” for Manatee and Sarasota counties.  Once refugees are placed here, they will be able to fill out an application for help with food, clothing, school uniforms, hygiene items, etc.    Displaced families will align with our mission statement. “We provide basic, critical needs to […]

Prayers Have Been Answered for the Blessing Bags Project

The Blessing Bags Project mission is dedicated to the homeless and less fortunate by providing basic critical needs.  Founded by Betsy Plante, the organization has done wonderful things to help in our community. In mid-January, Betsy put a post on Facebook asking if anyone had a van that they wanted to donate to the organization.  […]

The Blessing Bags Project – Bringing a Touch of Hope to the Suncoast

Everyone can agree 2020 will be one for the record books and not soon forgotten. We all learned how strong we were as the pandemic sickened and killed people across the globe. Loved ones got sick, many people quarantined for long periods without any direct human contact outside those they lived with, millions lost jobs, […]

The Blessing Bags Project – Caring for the Homeless and Less Fortunate on the Suncoast

This has been a tough year for many here on the Suncoast. Yet there are organizations like The Blessing Bags Project that long before 2020 were caring for those less fortunate in our communities. This group of volunteers and strategic partnerships throughout the Suncoast seeks to provide basic and critical needs to those less fortunate […]

Bradenton Based “The Blessing Bags Project” Welcomes Sande Caplin To Their Board of Directors

Betsy Plante, President of The Blessing Bags Project (story on, was first introduced to Sande through a mutual friend, Bob Slicker. Sande was a guest at their Breakfast with Santa Kids Christmas Party and was impressed by what he saw. He knew immediately he wanted to help, so he and Betsy met soon after to discuss redesigning the Blessing Bags website.

The Blessing Bags Project brings Santa to the Swordfish Grill & Tiki in Cortez, FL

Bob Slicker, Katrina Cox and the crew of The Swordfish Grill & Tiki in Cortez have done it again! Everyone that came, children and parents and volunteers, had a huge breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, french toast and pancakes with syrup and more!   Children were seen running around with lovely pictures painted on their faces and smiles from ear to ear! They all went out to the patio area and lined up in anticipation of the arrival of St. Nick. They did not have to wait long. Captain Lance brought Santa and his elves to the restaurant in the boat The Eddy Lee Z. The children were so excited to see him!  Santa came in and his elves helped him to see each child and give them their presents and talk to them for a few minutes.

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