Welcome To Necessities Bag Wisconsin
"Providing mastectomy patients with the Necessities Bag free of charge"
Many companies, small and large, have matching gift programs which
double or even triple individual contributions made by their
employees. This program may also be available to the spouse of an
employee or a retired employee. The Human Resources Department will
have information about company matched gifts.
We can always use help with supplies for the Necessities Bag
3-pack men's 100% cotton, sleeveless, undershirts
size Medium and Large
Cottonnelle or Scott pre-moistened towelettes
Individual rolls of Life Savers - assorted fruit
Blank Note Cards - large and pretty (for recipients
to write to us)
First Class Stamps
Soft cotton fabric to make small "comfort pillows"
Zip lock baggies - quart and gallon size
Regular mail should be addressed to:
Necessities Bag Wisconsin, P.O. Box 357 Omro, WI 54963
Sponsor a Bag
For a woman you know
For women in your community
For women everywhere
How can I become a
The suggested donation for a Necessities Bag is $50.
However, contributions of any amount are truly
How do I make a donation?
What about general support of the
Necessities accepts Paypal (click on the Donate button) and personal checks or money orders made payable
to Necessities Bag Wisconsin. Click here to download a
Necessities Bag Wisconsin Sponsor Form. Mail it with your check to Necessities Bag Wisconsin P.O.
Box 357 Omro, WI 54963.
Necessities relies solely on donations. Mastectomy
patients are given the bag free of charge. Often a
recipient will send a check to help another woman.
Unrestricted gifts from donors will enable us to
grow the Necessities organization and broaden our
reach to help more women in small towns and
impoverished communities. Donations intended for
general support are needed and very much
Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes. Necessities Bag Wisconsin Inc. is a 50lc(3) organization.
Donations are tax deductible. All donations are
acknowledged in writing for tax purposes.
How can I sponsor a Necessities Bag for a
loved one or friend?
Please note that Necessities Bags are for mastectomy
patients only. If your loved one does not live in a
community where Necessities is active, you can
arrange for a bag to be shipped to their surgeon or
nurse. We do not send bags to individuals.
Necessities will include a letter to the
surgeon/nurse explaining the program and label the
bag with a patientís name. E-mail your request to:
Allow two weeks to process a request so that there
is enough time for review and questions.
Why are Necessities Bags distributed by
Surgeons and nurses understand how important it is
to help their patients manage the distress and
difficulties associated with recovery from major
surgery. The information and supplies offered in the
Necessities Bag covers aspects of practical
preparation that may be overlooked. Medical
professionals who have reviewed and approved the
contents can better answer questions related to the
surgery and recovery.
How can I personalize my gift to an
Sponsors are invited to include a short message or
just their first name on a gift card to be placed
inside the Necessities Bag. You may never know the
woman you helped, but she will have your name to
remember. Indicate your wishes when you make your
donation. You will NOT be contacted directly by a
recipient. Necessities never gives out information
Can I sponsor a bag in honor of a special
occasion or in someoneís memory?
Yes. If your gift celebrates a special occasion such
as a birthday, we will send a greeting card
announcement. If your gift is made in someoneís
memory, we will send notification as instructed by
the donor. E-mail us your request:
How are corporate or business sponsors
Company logos are not printed on the outside of the
bag to maintain the understated and simple
presentation. Sponsors are always acknowledged on
the website. Necessities will make every effort to
work with a sponsor on a case to case basis. E-mail
for more details:
Who Benefits from the Necessities Bag
Surgeons, nurses, and counselors have
access to a valuable patient resource
Survivors assembling Necessities Bags
find the activity aids recovery
Hospital community outreach programs
Volunteer Groups eager to help support
women with breast cancer
Donors who want to have an immediate and
personal impact on a breast cancer
Sponsors who wish to have their
company/business associated with a
How can I start a program in my community?
Affiliate start-up requires the involvement of the
medical community as well as an established group
with the ability to provide funding and volunteers
to handle assembly and delivery to medical offices.
Contact Necessities, Inc. for more details.
How do I contact Necessities?
The national office of Necessities is located in
Ridgefield, Connecticut. Necessities Bag Wisconsin is located in Omro,WI. Email: