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Velocity Volunteers Lends Support to the My Stuff Bags Foundation

Velocity Volunteers Lends Support to the My Stuff Bags Foundation

Velocity Mortgage Capital’s community outreach group, the Velocity Volunteers, recently teamed up with the My Stuff Bags Foundation, a national non-profit that provides new belongings and comfort items to thousands of children facing neglect and abandonment across the U.S.

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The My Stuff Bags Foundation partners with numerous child services agencies, providing bright blue duffel “My Stuff Bags” filled with necessities and comfort items for children arriving at crisis centers, often with little or no belongings. The organization collects items such as stuffed animals, books, small toiletries, school supplies, and warm “security” blankets. Since 1998, the program has distributed more than 505,000 My Stuff Bags to children throughout the country.   

“We are only able to reach these children, who so often enter crisis and shelter care with nothing of their own, with the help of the wonderful members of our community,” said Janeen Holmes, Co-Founder and CEO of the My Stuff Bags Foundation.

To support the mission of My Stuff Bags, the Velocity Volunteers conducted a donation drive that brought in more than 900 new children’s items. The team also volunteered for a couple of shifts at the My Stuff Bags headquarters, where they made blankets and filled hundreds of bags. Many of the bags included a plush blanket made by Velocity employees as part of a company-wide blanket-making campaign that took place over several weeks.

Velocity Volunteers

For the Velocity Volunteers, being able to support the My Stuff Bags Foundation was a heartwarming experience.

“Just knowing that ‘My Stuff Bags’ goes directly to the children who are desperately in need of love and kindness, is so rewarding,” said Velocity appraisal coordinator and volunteer Donna Post. “What a wonderful foundation.”  

About the My Stuff Bags Foundation

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The My Stuff Bags Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization based in Westlake Village, Calif. Their mission is to provide easy-to-carry “my Stuff Bags” filled with new personal care and comfort items to children through child services agency partners that deliver meaningful “Psychological First Aid” (PFA) to address the immediate physical and emotional needs of traumatized children entering foster care, crisis shelters, and battered women’s shelters. (More…)

About Velocity Mortgage Capital

Since 2004, Velocity Mortgage Capital has funded over $3.2 billion in investment and commercial property loans. By focusing more on the property’s value and revenue-generating potential rather than the borrower’s personal income and credit, our asset-based investment property loans enable brokers to meet the unique needs of real estate investors who are tough to qualify, including W-2 employees, self-employed entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Velocity’s financing programs range from temporary, short-term, credit repair and fix-and-flip programs to 30-year, fully amortizing mortgages with flexible terms to meet the diverse needs of real estate investors. Because every borrower, even the extraordinary ones, deserves an opportunity.

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Michael Oddi, Chief Marketing Officer
Velocity Mortgage Capital
818.338.9780