From Struggle To Strength: How a Bag Is Saving Lives Every Day

Written by Caitlyn Knowles - Published on Nov 19, 2023

Every 40 seconds someone loses their life to suicide,

Around 1/4 of the population will experience a mental health issue each year. If not diagnosed, and given the proper attention, many of these conditions can worsen.

A small company, Hoodies For Heroes recognized the stigma surrounding mental health, and used their creativity to address this problem, and instigate a movement towards change. 

2 years later, they have helped save many lives, and have spread awareness through their clothing and bag line that spreads positivity.

Hoodies For Heroes is focused on spreading empowering messages like “Strength in Struggle” and “Resilience and Recovery,” through their brand.

They have over 20 million views on both Instagram and TikTok this year with their Made Me Smile Bag, which has quickly gained popularity among viewers.

What's With The Bag?

The Made Me Smile Bag is more than just a bag.

The Made Me Smile Bag is a symbol of love, hope, and compassion. Its message shines bright and brings courage to anyone going through a rough patch. A small reminder that a smile can bring out the perfection from within.

The bag went viral from wholesome videos of people smiling when seeing it in public, but it became so much more.

It’s now the daily reminder for many to be happy and cherish the good times while embracing any bumps in the road.

The Made Me Smile Bag is the perfect gift for anyone who needs an extra smile, and the best part is that it is more affordable than any other bag on the market.

 Hoodies For Heroes has saved countless lives with their Made Me Smile Bag and continues to do so.

To have a more extensive reach, every 6 months, they rotate what charity they are donating to. Currently, they are donating 20% of their proceeds to The International Association for Suicide Prevention 

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What Impact Does This Have On Suicide & Mental Health?

Mental health issues have long been overlooked, leaving many without the essential resources they need for proper care and support.

The Made Me Smile Bag not only funds charities that help people get the support they need but also spreads awareness and brings light to these issues.

From challenging the stigma around Mental Health, and shedding light on the subject, to the simplicity of smiling when walking past someone or giving a gift that brings tears of joy, this bag is making an impact on people's lives.

The Made Me Smile Bag will contribute to people getting easy access to:

☑️ Social Engagement Programs

☑️ Healthcare Assistance

☑️ Crisis Intervention Services

☑️ Therapy Sessions

☑️ Physical Activity & Wellness Programs

"Making a difference one bag at a time."

- Hoodies For Heroes

The Best of Both Worlds

The Made Me Smile Bag not only has a powerful mission behind it, but everyone loves wearing them and gifting them.

Stories have been emerging everywhere about the Made Me Smile Bag becoming the preferred choice for many, favored over big-brand designer bags that come with markups exceeding 1000%

The main points we discussed with them are:

Excessive Markups: Big corporations don’t need the money & brainwash regular people into paying exorbitant prices.

Economic Impact: We’re taking money out of our economy and moving it overseas.

Lack of Originality: People are tired of wearing the same boring stuff as everyone else.

Societal Consequences: Supporting these big brands is hurting our values, and getting people obsessed with material items with no real meaning.

From young to old, everyone has been involved in the "Made Me Smile movement, and it is one of the most wholesome clothing movements ever.

It encourages others to do random acts of kindness, always have a smile on their face, and appreciate the highs and lows of life.

Are The Bags Really That Great?

Check out what these happy customers had to say about their Made Me Smile Bag

"It was the perfect gift."

“I recently purchased the smile bag for my mom who's been feeling lonely since me and my son moved out. The moment she saw it she had the biggest smile on her face and even started tearing up. We've been through a lot together, and we always try our best to be positive and happy. This bag related so much to both of us, and it was the perfect gift."

  • Sam B.

    • Verified Buyer

"I appreciate that a part of the proceeds are going to a meaningful cause."

“After losing my husband, I understand the importance of small gestures that can bring a smile. That's why I decided to gift the Made Me Smile bag to a friend who's been going through a tuff time. The quality is fantastic, it comes in nice packaging with a cute little thank you card. Also as a mental health advocate, I appreciate that a part of the proceeds are going to a meaningful cause."

  • Candice H.

    • Verified Buyer

"Every time I wear it out, I feel strong and feel like I'm in control of my life"

“I bought the Made Me Smile Bag for myself, as a reminder to stay positive with the challenges of being a single mom.. Every time I wear it out, I feel strong and feel like I'm in control of my life, and my family. This bag is perfect for walks, groceries, events, and honestly everywhere you'd normally wear a bag! Highly recommend"

  • Vicky L.

    • Verified Buyer

"Also absolutely love the fact that a portion of cost goes to mental health charities. "

Love this bag - so bright and cheerful and a great 'inbetween' size. Already had compliments on it. Also absolutely love the fact that a portion of cost goes to mental health charities. My only criticism would be how open it is - a zip closure would make it more secure.

  • Anna Chirstin

    • Verified Buyer

At 45, I encountered the challenge of my own mental health journey, a path I never anticipated I would walk. Facing these struggles was both eye-opening and deeply challenging, with access to the right support seeming like a distant dream.

One quiet evening, as I scrolled through Facebook, I stumbled upon a company that resonated with my situation - Hoodies For Heroes. Their campaign was dedicated to providing mental health support for those in need, irrespective of their age or background. It was as if they were speaking directly to me.

My attention was captured by a particular item they were selling to fundraise and spread awareness - a unique bag. Intrigued and moved by the cause, I ordered one. It arrived in about a week, and it was even more impressive in person.

Carrying the bag became a part of my daily life, and it did more than just carry my essentials; it ignited a spark within me to create change. Motivated, I began advocating for better mental health resources. My perseverance paid off, and I started seeing the results of my efforts, not just for myself but for others as well.

This newfound purpose led me to become more involved in community work, fueled by a surge of energy and motivation to make a difference. The bag, a symbol of hope and solidarity, became a part of my identity.

Now, I own several of these bags in different colors and have gifted many to friends and family. The joy and surprise they bring are always heartwarming. For anyone grappling with mental health challenges, looking for a nudge towards positive change, or simply wanting to support a meaningful cause, I can't recommend the Made Me Smile Bag enough. It's more than just an accessory; it's a movement, a symbol of the collective struggle and strength in the journey towards mental wellness.

How To Buy a Made Me Smile Bag?

The Made Me Smile Bag is only offered online, and orders arrive in 6-12 days.

Get the perfect gift, make others smile, save lives, and support a meaningful cause.

1) Check out the official Hoodies For Heroes website and place your order.

2) Create wholesome moments with loved ones and make memories that last.

 3) Continue to be a "bright light" in people's lives & be a force of positivity that our world desperately needs.

For a limited time, you can get 50% OFF your Made Me Smile bag until stock runs out.

And if you're not happy with your order for whatever reason, you're covered by our "Heroes" 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

Buy now to save 50% off + Free Shipping while supplies last!

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Step 2: Claim Your Bags

Add your favorite colors to your cart & proceed to the checkout

Step 3: Save Lives & Radiate Positivity

Start wearing your bag daily & and feel the love :)

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Frequently asked questions

What charity do you donate to?

Every six month, we pick a new charity to partner with to make sure we are having a global impact. We are currently doing 20% of our proceeds to The International Association for Suicide Prevention.

How long will it take to get my order?

We have shipping warehouses in North America and Europe to ensure fast shipping to our supporters. Orders to the US and CA vary from 6-8 days, and Orders to the UK, AU, and NZ take around 10 days. Please give us 3 days to process orders!

What if I want to return my order?

We offer 30-day refunds and returns no matter the reason. In the rare case there are any issues with your product we will ship out a replacement on the same day!

Where are you based?

We're based in the US, but we support causes from around the world. We believe our world is already divided enough, and we should all be working together. 

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