Blessing Bag Project

Hello! If you’ve reached this tab perhaps you’ve heard about one of our charitable outreach projects (Andy’s favorite, actually) – called “Sam’s Blessing Bag Project.”


It all started as a way for a boy to learn about giving back while tackling a tricky organization skill at the same time. Perhaps the best way to get the full story is to read this blog post at the Hartbeat:


This year for the first time we are going to make this a shared experience at Hartmanlaw. So if you’re here to explore how to participate in the upcoming 2018 Blessing Bag party, read on:


If you have a school-aged child that would like to participate this year and help fill the bags, we will be meeting at the Woodstock office of Hartmanlaw on Saturday, December 8th 2018 at 10:00 am to start filling the Blessing Bags. Sam and one friend and his parents filled about 150 last year, we want to do at least 200-250 this year.


We’ll have snacks and order some pizza for the kids and make it fun!


If you wish to participate please email Ashley Smith at so we have a head count.


While not required, you could also bring the following (all new items only) to complete blessing bags:
(Please try to drop off in advance)

  • Winter hat
  • Gloves
  • Warm socks
  • Mini travel toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Unscented soap
  • Nail Clippers
  • Slim Jim/beef jerky
  • Small packs of instant coffee & tea
  • Granola bars
  • Chapstick
  • 2-gallon Ziploc bags
  • Gift cards to fast food/grocery/big box
  • Comb

In order to maintain consistency with our project, we are asking to please being these specific items only. We have heavily researched the needs of homeless and shelter -dependent persons and “what works” and what doesn’t with respect to various dental challenges and maintaining freshness and odor control in the bags.


If you would like to donate items, or money to purchase items, you can do so, too! Checks can be made to Hartmanlaw, LLC. Or go have some fun and shop! We are not a charitable foundation – yet. So I cannot tell you that it is “tax deductible.” But it feels good to help out a little bit.