M.O.B. - My Own Bag

"One of a Kind, Just like Me"

My Own Bag Reachs 125!


Since Marjie Wheeler and Alyce Hemstreet have moved out of CT, Michele O’Donnell has assumed the "chairpersonship" of M.O.B., "My Own Bag" project. M.O.B. started, after learning that Area 4 member, Alyce Hemstreet, was once a foster child. As an adult, she personally collected & donated bags from the community & friends for the Department of Children and Family Services (DCSF). Area 4 decided to take on this wonderful project with Alyce's help. Marjie Wheeler and Sue Jones were instrumental in getting us all started.


CAFAF Welcomes My Own Bag Makers








On behalf of all of Area 4, and in honor of Alyce Hemstreet, Connecticut Alliance of Foster and Adoptive Families (CAFAF) representative, Renee LaVallee, was presented with 48 bags and 60 pillowcases made during the pandemic by Area 4 and members of our community. Well done everyone. Renee graciously responded saying “I would like to take the time to thank you again for inviting me to collect this donation. It is such an honor to be the recipient of such a generous gift. I truly cannot get over how beautiful each bag is, and the amount of skill and talent it takes to create each one. What a beautiful group of women! “.


Contact Michele O'Donnell if you would like to help.