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We bring hope through a needed gift
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Project Ignite Light is an organization, based out of North Dakota, through which children are provided important items needed when they are examined by their Local Advocacy Center or Hospital for Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse or Neglect.
In 2008 over 4000 children were seen around the state of North Dakota for Abuse or Neglect and it is the goal of Project Ignite Light to equip each child that enters a hospital or Advocacy Center to be seen for these reasons with a "Bag of Hope." Every "Bag of Hope" includes:
- Fleece Tie Blanket
- Pajamas / Socks / Underwear
- 2-in-1 Shampoo / Conditioner
- Toothbrush / Toothpaste
- Fruit Snacks / Water Bottle
- Book: "You Are Special" by Max Lucado
- Zipper Tote Bag to hold all their new special items
- (Teen Girl bags also include deodorant and a personal journal)
Often children in these situations are left feeling insecure and unsure of themselves and the people around them. Through Project Ignite Light we give them a small piece of security. Because so many of the hurting children feel used only new items are placed in the bags.
Every item that is placed in their personal bag has a special purpose other than the obvious daily uses. This could be allowing their caregiver time to wash their daily outfit to giving the child control over something as simple as a flashlight. We feel every item on this list is a valuable tool to the betterment of a child's life. However, due to the vast number of children in need we will only succeed if the people around us get behind this worthy cause! Please partner with us to share Light in a dark place.