Susie Q’s Kids, Inc. is committed to brightening … don’t take our word for it…


Helping children one bag at a time

“Susie Q’s Kids is the primary provider forour emergency comfort bags that we distribute”

John Iras

President,, Big Family of Michigan

“Having comfort items while in the hospital can make a huge impact on a child’s overall well-being during their hospitalization. Donataions create some normalcy, relief, and support during what can be an incredibly stressful time for a child.”

Sinead Niemo

Child Life Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

”As a former foster child myself, I can tell you that it would have meant a lot to me to have received such a gift. I believe it gives the children a ray of sunshine in an otherwise bleak time in their lives, and thus extends hope. Susie Q’s Kids is a nonprofit that makes a positive difference in hurting children, and I can’t think of a more worthy cause.”

Sandra Duclos, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

“Dr. Mary Welsh, the co-founder of Susie Q’s Kids, a 501c3 non-profit created in honor of her late daughter Susie McBride-Welsh, was the nonprofit I chose to support during my Pinpoints of Light Childhood & Sexual Abuse Awareness and Healing Conference. We focused our efforts on healing and comfort, and Dr. Mary Welsh’s nonprofit matched perfectly. Her professionalism, organization, and source of light and positivity were amazing.”

April Tribe-Giauque

Beacon of Light

“After personally experiencing the loss of my father at age 14, I can attest to the power behind the four aspects of positive reflection: remembering, reflecting, recreating, and relating. Additionally, I am confident that receiving a comfort bag will assure a child that they are not alone during a devastating time in their lives and that there is hope for their future, and that joy is on their horizon.”

Julianne Semensow


“Susie Q’s Kids is a terrific organization. The care bags they provide are a blessing to the children receiving them. The fact that Susie Q’s Kids does this by partnering with other non-profits that actually deliver the bags makes this a selfless organization that is more interested in helping these children than in getting credit for doing so.”

Anonymous Supporter

Great Nonprofits supporter

“Susie Q’s Kids and Dr. Mary are a wonderful supporters to New Hope Center for Grief Support. The comfort bags are especially helpful for new young grievers to feel hugged and a little special during their time of loss of a loved one. We have shared them with families who are in early grief. A truly outstanding organization!… thank you, Susie Qs Kids!”

New Hope Center for Grief Support, Northville, MI

“Beautiful mission and supportive of our youth in the community. Thank you for providing comfort and kindness with the comfort bags you donated to our Sanctuary.”

K. Seld,


“I still have my teddy bear.  It is my constant in life and my family”


a grateful grown foster kid

“Dr. Mary Welsh and the team at Susie Q’s Kids truly understand the challenges that our youth face and they are always there to offer comfort and support. They regularly provide comfort bags, blankets, socks, and other items to those in need. I’m so thankful for everything they do to make our community a better place.”

An anonymous volunteer

Great Nonprofits supporter

“It is Love in a bag. They provide these backpacks to hospitals, foster care, shelters. Wherever there is a child in need they try to be there. They also customize the bags for the locations they are going to. To make them age appropriate as well as specific things to help the child in their current situation. Love in a bag.”

Patty Ann

Great Nonprofits supporter

“Susie Qs Kids is a passionate outreach of Dr. Mary Welsh. This non-profit provides comfort and encouragement to children struggling with various life challenges through their Comfort Bags. It’s important for kids to feel seen and loved all the time. How much more when they’re dealing with an illness, are in foster care, in a homeless shelter, etc. Susie Qs Kids supplies that vital need.”

Danielle Bernock

Great Nonprofits supporter

“Through establishing Susie Q’s Kids, the Welsh’s have turned their personal tragedy into a passion and commitment to bring joy to children in need of comfort. The comfort bags are and other services that Susie Q’s Kids provides to the community are invaluable and worthy of our support.”

Advisor, Great Nonprofits

“The children at Care House have been enjoying the backpacks that Susie Q’s Kids have provided for us. We have received much feedback about the items inside and how happy it made them feel to receive such a care package! Your donation and kindness is making a difference to the families we serve. Thank you for thinking of Care House”

Paula Schnoblen

Lead Counselor/Clinical Coordinator, Macomb County Child Advocacy Center/Care House

“You donated these wonderful bags for our kids. Today is our Field Day and we hid 8 tickets around the center for all the kids to find. If they find one they get to keep one of your bags 🙂 They had so much fun with your bag and we enjoyed them a lot. I want to thank the Eagles Foundation of Michigan and you for all that you do. You really made a lot of kids smile today.”


Center Administrator, Centria Autism Center Clinton Township

Community Recognition

We have made a name for ourselves in the community. Check us out at: https://greatnonprofits.org/org/susie-qs-kids-inc.  Read what our community supporters have to say and consider adding a recommendation, we value your opinion.

TopRated 2022, 2021 Certification

Great Nonprofits

Susie Q’s Kids has acquired the highest level of transparency providing information on its people, leadership, mission, insights on it financials, and other prospects of it business.  Check us out at: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/83-2545476

GuideStar Seal of Platinum Transparency 2022


Susie Q’s Kids staffs the children’s tent at the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness walks inspiring children and adults raising awareness of the Four Aspects of Positive Reflection and the importance ofmental health and well-being.

Community Partner of the Year 2021

American Foundation of Suicide Prevention & Awareness (AFSP)

Dr Mary Welsh is President of the Sterling Heights lions Club furthering her commitment in the community and the Lions have generously allowed Susie Q’s Kids to use their hall for bag stuffing events.

Sterling Heights Charity of the Year 2021-2022

Joe Sandomierski Humanitarian Award 2022, for outstanding contributions to the Ideals of Lionism and your Humanitarian efforts while living our motto “We Serve”

Susie Q’s Kids is also a highly recommended nonprofit on their platform.

Local Business Person of the Year 2022

Alignable Ambassador 2022

Susie Q’s Kids is also a highly recommended nonprofit on their platform.

2022 Community Supporter

Alignable Highly Rated Nonprofit 2022

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