BAG Lady Outreach was birthed in 2014 by Archana Liggins after being inspired by the outreach work she completed in her corporate role at a local food bank. Working with food pantries, soup kitchens and group homes in the counties within the southern region of northern Illinois, Archana noticed a huge demand for resources and began personal outreach efforts in the Chicagoland area and surrounding suburbs.
In addition to working in the industry for many years, Archana and her family, friends and volunteers are a regular volunteer group at a local soup kitchen. A servant at heart, Archana began organizing her own outreach initiatives, collecting books for the youth and gently used purses, bags, jewelry and accessories for those in need. Pretty soon her extended family, friends, and church members were inspired and began donating items and toiletries to contribute to her vision.
Archana has directly impacted the lives of thousands of individuals impacted by poverty, supplying them with purses/bags filled with basic necessities that many of us take for granted. In the Spring of 2019, BAG Lady Outreach officially became a nonprofit organization. Archana’s mantra is “If we know better… let’s do better.” She is committed to supporting underserved communities by providing resources for those in need while restoring their dignity and inspiring positive community impact by creating opportunities for people to donate and volunteer.
Our mission is to change the lives of the underserved
community, realigning men and women with resources
and support to alleviate poverty.
Collecting and repurposing tangible resources and
coordinating activities and events through multiple
Every day, an estimated 39.7 million Americans live in poverty. Although the world has made a tremendous effort in ending global poverty, there is still an enormous amount of work to do. It is up to all of us to create a solution so that someday the statistics for those in need aren’t so astounding.
BAG Lady Outreach’s vision is that one day everyone living in the US will have access to essential products, accessories, resources and encouragement to feel confident, healthy, loved, and supported.
We value an organization that is predicated on the concepts of prayer, love, integrity, and community outreach. We value an organization that fosters each individual and provides an arena for individual, collaborative, local and national change.
BAG Lady Outreach creates bags for those in need. We collect gently used purses, bags, jewelry and accessories, toiletries, and more to supply to the underserved community.