PLATINUM2024

Day 1 Bags

#DignityNotTrash

Boerne, TX   |  www.day1bags.org

Mission

Provide the best backpacks and duffel bags to foster youth, aged out foster youth and at risk children when being removed from home.

Notes from the nonprofit

Formation 4/2020 of Nonprofit.

Ruling year info

2020

CEO and Founder

Hunter Grant Beaton

Main address

118 Lake Front Dr

Boerne, TX 78006 USA

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EIN

84-5024295

NTEE code info

Children's Rights (R28)

Gift Distribution (P58)

Single Organization Support (S11)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Many youth across the United States when entering, moving from shelter to shelter, and exiting foster care are given a trash bag to carry their belongings. We believe everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, especially those who are most vulnerable.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Day 1 Bags - Distribution

Foster youth across the US being served

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Where we work

Awards

GreatNonprofits 2021 Top Rated 2021

Great NonProfits

GreatNonprofits 2022 Top Rated 2022

Great Nonprofits

Day 1 Bags - Regional Citizen of the Year 2020

Alamo Area Council of Governments

GreatNonprofits 2023 Top Rated 2023

Great Nonprofits

Affiliations & memberships

Best Nonprofit in Kendall County 2020

Texas DFPS - Commissioners Award 2022

Texas DFPS - Commissioners Award 2016

Best Nonprofit - Texas Council Child Welfare Board 2019

Longhorn 100 Award 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of high school seniors served:

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Foster and adoptive children, At-risk youth

Related Program

Day 1 Bags - Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of ASAP Bags within emergency vehicles:

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth

Related Program

Day 1 Bags - Distribution

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of volunteer hours:

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Foster and adoptive children

Related Program

Day 1 Bags - Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of foster/at-risk youth served:

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Related Program

Day 1 Bags - Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of states served:

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Foster and adoptive children

Related Program

Day 1 Bags - Distribution

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Children placed in foster care are many times not treated with dignity. When they are placed into a home or shelter, they may come with a trash bag to carry their luggage. Our goal is to provide them with a sense of hope and dignity to help them heal from the trauma they have experienced.

Children, youth, and families experiencing foster care desperately need our entire communities. This is why we have developed the Adopt a Senior from Foster Care, A Serenity Activity Pack (ASAP) for law enforcement to share with youth, #LoveDelivered Campaign, the birthday box, and many more specialized campaigns–to create real impact through intentional giving, relationship building, and mentorship.

1) We accomplish this through our many campaigns, where we partner with multiple charitable organizations, hospitals, law enforcement that may be the first connection to someone entering foster care.
2) It is our hope that with this added layer of high-quality bags, elimination of the use of trash bags, caring social workers, committed community, so many foster parents would have the support that they need to continue to know that they are not "trash" and deserve to be treated with dignity.
3) We increase normalcy by providing foster youth with filled bags for "Welcome Bags", or toiletry bags filled for sex-trafficking victims. We also provide law enforcement officers with filled bags for situations that a child needs to be comforted.

We work with so many agencies, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, and hospitals to ensure we are covering the first-line workers that may encounter someone coming into care. We provide them a great bag and at times, filled with necessities for the initial contact.

Each year, we continue to reach out to more states, partner with more agencies, deliver more bags to foster youth, impact more children than previous years.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 01/29/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Hunter Beaton

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Term: 2020 - 2024

Paula Beaton

Consultant

Kevin Beaton

USAA

Hailey Beaton

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Tai Robinson

IDEA Public Schools

Malika Bruno

Angel's Nest

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/6/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 09/26/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.