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What is Brave Bags?

Brave Bags is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to creating care packages for hospitalized children in Iowa. These packages contain various items such as socks, lotion, small toys, coloring/art supplies, and more! Katie Phillips and her 7th-grade students collect these items and then work together to package each Brave Bag according to the child's age and gender. 

The main goal of Brave Bags is to instill in our students the importance of prioritizing the needs of others over their own. We believe that even at a young age, they can make a positive impact in our world.


Additionally, our mission is to provide support and inspiration to hospitalized children, reminding them of their bravery. 

Over the years, we have distributed over 1,000 Brave Bags to various hospitals across Iowa, including Fort Dodge Regional Medical Center, Des Moines Children's Hospital, Iowa Children's Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and more!

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Just One Brave Bag Story


Kysen Nostrom

"From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank the students for thinking of Kysen during his rehab recovery from surgery. He was so excited to find so many items in his Brave Bag that he likes playing with. What a wonderful program and thanks to everyone who has donated items and monetary donations to make this possible. 

                                             -Love, The Nostroms

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