BE Inspired: Local student makes over 50 Be Bags for Bat Mitzvah project

When it came time for Sophie to complete her bat mitzvah project, she wanted to help patients at Boston Children’s Hospital. With some help from her dance friends, Sophie worked with The B Fund to create over 50 Be Bags, activity bags that provide patients and their families with a much-needed distraction while they stay in the hospital.

Sophie and her friends spent an afternoon assembling coloring pages, puzzles, toys, and other hospital-approved items to be distributed to patients.

After gathering the toys and activities, Sophie and her friends wrote inspirational messages for each bag. Knowing that these bags were going to sick children, Sophie wanted to send these resilient children words of hope and encouragement.

“I felt strongly that sending a positive message to these children was important,” Sophie wrote. “They needed to know that someone out there was rooting for them and simply cared.”

She chose to work with The B Fund because she knew that her time and talents could directly benefit children in need. Thanks to Sophie and her friends, over 50 Be Bags were sent to Boston Children’s Hospital where they will be placed in ambulances, given to the Child Life Specialist in the emergency room, and the Yawkee Inn, a patient family housing facility.

“I walked away from the activity feeling great and proud that I was able to use my own time and talents to create a beautiful treasure,” Sophie wrote. “This treasure will make a difference in the life [of] a critically ill child.”

A special thank you to Sophie and her friends for using their time and talents to help over 50 patients and families. The B Fund is grateful for all of your hard work!!

If you would like to make a difference like Sophie, rally your friends and host a drive! “Be Bags” are simple and inexpensive to make, but they mean so much to patients and their families. For more information, email us at [email protected]