BEAR Bags

A BEAR Bag is filled with items intended to provide care and comfort to children that are in the custody of (CPS) Child Protective Services. BEAR Bags are typically compiled in BEAR Rooms by Caseworkers and/or Case Aides, or volunteers and/or BEAR staff, and are then given directly to kiddos in CPS all over the Greater Houston Area. With the help of community partners, we have been providing the essential resources that fill these bags since 1997.

Please browse our supply lists below to see the items needed to construct a NEW BEAR Bag and remember: ALL donated items must be brand new with tags. All items in the bag should be for the same age/size/gender of the child indicated on the tag (each tag is available for download and print).

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you choose to create BEAR Bags on BEAR’s behalf, please make sure that THIS FORM is completed and attached to your donation when it is dropped off at BEAR HQ. You may also complete the form and send it via email.

Age NB-3 months

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 diaper bag/backpack/overnight bag, gender neutral, large enough to hold…
  • 1-2 receiving blankets
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • 1 bottle set
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of diapers, size NB or size 1
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • infant teething ring or toy

Age 3-6 months

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 diaper bag/backpack/overnight bag, gender neutral, large enough to hold…
  • 1-2 receiving blankets
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • 1 set of bottles
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of diapers, size 2 or size 3
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • teething toy
  • interactive baby toy

Age 6-12 months

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 diaper bag/backpack/overnight bag, gender neutral, large enough to hold…
  • 1-2 receiving blankets
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • 1 set of bottles
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of diapers, size 2 or size 3
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • teething toy
  • interactive baby toy

Age 1 year old ~GIRL

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 girls themed diaper bag/backpack/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • 1 sippy cup/age appropriate cup
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of diapers, size 3 or size 4
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/age appropriate comfort toy

Age 1 year old ~BOY

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 boys themed diaper bag/backpack/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 set of pacifiers
  • 1 sippy cup/age appropriate cup
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of diapers, size 3 or size 4
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/age appropriate comfort toy

Age 2 year old ~GIRL

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 girls themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 sippy cup
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of 2T pull-ups
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/small age appropriate toy

Age 2 year old ~BOY

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 boys themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 sippy cup
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 or 10) of 2T pull-ups
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/small age appropriate toy

Age 3 year old ~GIRL

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 girls themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 to 10) of 3T pull-ups
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/small age appropriate toy
  • 1 girls hairbrush with accessories (i.e. barrettes or hair ties)

Age 3 year old ~BOY

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 boys themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 to 10) of 3T pull-ups
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/small age appropriate toy
  • 1 boys hairbrush or comb

Age 4 year old ~GIRL

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 girls themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 to 10) of 4T pull-ups
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/small age appropriate toy (i.e. coloring book with markers, craft set, etc.)
  • 1 girls hairbrush, age appropriate, with accessories (i.e. barrettes or hair ties, scrunchies)
  • 1 flashlight or nightlight

Age 4 year old ~BOY

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 boys themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1 pack of baby wipes
  • 1 bundled pack (in a group of 8 to 10) of 4T pull-ups
  • 1-2 bedtime stories or picture books
  • soft stuffed animal/small age appropriate toy (i.e. coloring book with markers, craft set, etc.)
  • 1 boys hairbrush or comb
  • 1 flashlight or nightlight

Age 5 to 12 year old ~GIRL

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 girls themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1-2 age-appropriate books
  • soft stuffed animal/comfort item
  • coloring book & colors or activity set or travel size game
  • 1 girls hairbrush, age appropriate, with accessories (i.e. barrettes or hair ties, scrunchies)
  • 1 flashlight

Age 5 to 12 year old ~BOY

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 boys themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1-age appropriate books
  • soft stuffed animal/comfort item
  • coloring book & colors or activity set or travel size game
  • 1 boys hairbrush or comb
  • 1 flashlight

Age 13 to 17 year old ~GIRL

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 girls themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1-2 age appropriate chapter books
  • age appropriate activity (i.e. necklace/bracelet making kit, drawing set, MadLibs, sketch pad,  travel size game, cards, board game, etc.)
  • age appropriate comfort item/stuffed animal
  • 1 girls hairbrush, age appropriate, with accessories (i.e. barrettes or hair ties, scrunchies)
  • 1 flashlight

Age 13 to 17 year old ~BOY

Kindly PRINT and ATTACH this tag (click here) if donating a bag for this age group.

  • 1 boys themed backpack/duffle/overnight bag containing…
  • 1 blanket
  • 1-2 age appropriate chapter books
  • age appropriate activity (i.e. Legos, travel-sized sports options, MadLibs, sketch pad, travel size game, cards, board game, etc.)
  • age appropriate comfort item/stuffed animal
  • 1 boys hairbrush or comb
  • 1 flashlight


CLICK HERE FOR AN AMAZON WISHLIST THAT INCLUDES ALL OF OUR MOST NEEDED ITEMS.

You can mail or drop off BEAR Bags and most-needed items at:

BEAR
3572 East TC Jester Blvd.
Houston, TX 77018

Current Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8am – 4pm

For assistance with drop-offs, scheduling a tour of our facility, or to inquire about speaker engagements contact Merri Hahn at Merri.Hahn2@dfps.state.tx.us or call (713)-274-9856.