In the compassionate spirit of Jenna Nicole Burleigh, Jenna’s Blessing Bags Foundation strives to improve the current and future quality of life of the homeless population.
Through the collection and distribution of clothing, personal hygiene supplies, and foodstuffs the foundation works to improve the lives of the homeless population. By cooperating with partner organizations, Jenna’s Blessing Bags Foundation hopes to provide a platform for the homeless population to advance toward self-sustainability.
Jenna Burleigh was a daughter, sister, cousin, friend, activist and artist. She was truly someone special who worked to spread good vibes to everyone she met. Jenna lived every day 100% proud of who she was. Unlike most people who strive to fit into societal norms, Jenna was unapologetically herself. Jenna’s life was a work of art. Each day started as a blank canvas that she painted beautifully with kindness, love, and acceptance.
As a young woman, Jenna became an active agent for social change, namely supporting the homeless. With kindness and compassion, she distributed Blessing Bags filled with essentials to the homeless community of Philadelphia. In 2017, while a 22 year old student at Temple University, Jenna's life was tragically taken. Her mission to spread love, peace, and equality persists as the Burleigh family launched Jenna's Blessing Bags in her memory. Today, JBB distributes backpacks filled with essentials for men and women in need. Each bag is built with the same love that beat in Jenna's heart and finished with a Jenna’s Blessing Bags tag. These tags share what Jenna stood for in her own words: “l truly believe in the good in people and the magic that can be found in all of us. I will always fight for what’s right. I will always fight for equality for all.” Come join the fight.
Donations can be made to
Univest Foundation – Jenna’s Blessing Bags
14 N Main Street | PO Box 197 | Souderton, PA 18964
Pennsylvania: The official registration and financial information of Jenna’s Blessing Bags may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1(800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.
New Jersey: INFORMATION FILED WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CONCERNING THIS CHARITABLE SOLICITATION AND THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED BY THE CHARITY DURING THE LAST REPORTING PERIOD THAT WERE DEDICATED TO THE CHARITABLE PURPOSE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY BY CALLING (973) 504-6215 AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET AT http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/charity/chardir.htm REGISTRATION WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT.
New York: Upon written request to the above-listed address, a copy of the latest annual report can be obtained from Jenna’s Blessing Bags, or from the Office of the Attorney General by writing the Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271
Florida: A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION OF JENNA’S BLESSING BAGS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICE BY CALLING 1-800-435-7352, TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. THE REGISTRATION NUMBER FOR JENNA’S BLESSING BAGS in Florida is CH57509.
Western Mass Holiday Donation Drive
Massachusetts Donation Boxes Locations:
Allied Flooring, Paint and Design East Longmeadow and Agawam
Club Fitness, West Springfield and Chicopee
Eastfield Mall, Springfield
Easthampton Crystal and Mineral Shop, Easthampton
E.J. O'Neil Insurance Agency Inc, Chicopee
Exotic Image Tanning Spa, Chicopee
Kayla's Hair Studio, Chicopee
Valet Park of America, Springfield
Connecticut Donation Boxes Location:
Michael Halebian & CO, Hartford
What's in a Blessing Bag
Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Local Resource Guide
Journal & Pens
Refillable Water Bottle
Canned Fruit & Veggies
Dried Fruit and Meat
Janelle L. Burleigh: Executive Director
J. Edward Burleigh, III: President
Alison S. Montemagni: Secretary
Jacqueline M. Burleigh
Joseph Edward Burleigh, IV (Jeb)
Jacob C. Burleigh
Jocelyn M. Konrad
Susan A. Phillips
Kevin E. Montemagni
Hervey W. Schofield III
Victoria N. Tornetta
Erin A. Reagan
Mary Ellen Freilich
Jesse W. Halteman
Kimberley C. Kreag
Brian M. Behring
Martin F. Miller (Marty)