Allison Founded "Queen of Bags,"
An Organization That Gifts Children in Foster Care
With Duffle Bags and More
A Multiple Title Holder in Several Pageants,
Allison's Most Prized Title Will Always Be "Queen of Bags"
As an inspirational and motivational speaker,
Allison shares her personal journey through
infertility, adoption, and childbirth, and
her laser-focused mission to
advocate for children in foster care and
to help others considering adoption
Allison's presentations are appropriate for
Civic Organizations -- Churches -- Women's Groups
Foster / Adoption Support Organizations and other Service Organizations
Travels from Georgia
Allison Wilkinson is the Assistant Director of Payroll Services at Georgia College and State University. She holds her Fundamental Payroll Certification with the American Payroll Association, a BBA in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation from Georgia Southern University and a Master of Business Administration from Georgia College and State University. She aspires to earn her Ed. D in Leadership.
After experiencing three years of infertility, Allison and her husband Eric felt God was leading them down a different path and they chose to pursue adoption. In 2013 their son Judson was born in Pennsylvania. After going through the adoption process with little knowledge, she knew it was her mission to help others considering adoption. In 2014, after being told by doctors that she would likely never get pregnant without medical intervention, she found out she was pregnant with her son Tucker.
Allison entered a pageant in 2015 as motivation to loose baby weight but soon realized she had a much greater mission in pageantry. 'Making EVERY child feel special, loved, and wanted through the Queen of Bags initiative' became her platform. She has tirelessly worked to raise awareness on adoption and fostering, the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Camp Dream, and ways of giving back to our greatest assets, children!
She began her "Queen of Bags" initiative in 2016 after learning that children in foster care often do not have a bag of their own and many times are given trash bags or Tupperware containers to hold their belongings. To Allison, this was unacceptable. She had to stop it.
It is now Allison's goal to have duffle bags in every DFCS in the United States so that no child is given a trash bag for their belongings.
Since beginning this initiative, Allison has helped place over 530 bags across 11 counties in Georgia and Florida as well as 127 Easter Baskets across five counties in Georgia. Allison spreadheaded the first National Adoption Day Celebration in Milledgeville, Georgia, in 2017 and received a Proclamation to recognize the day in that historic town. In 2017, she accomplished the same thing in Sandersville, Georgia.
Allison currently holds the title of Mrs. Eco Earth US and will represent our country at the 2019 Mrs. Earth pageant. She has also held the titles of Mrs. Eco Earth Georgia and Mrs. Georgia CARES. She was named first runner up at the 2018 Mrs. Georgia International pageant as well as Mrs. Congeniality, and People's Most Photogenic. She landed the cover of the 2019 Georgia International Calendar and received a $900 donation to the Queen of Bags Initiative. She was formerly Mrs. Middle Georgia International, Mrs. Baldwin County Georgia America, Mrs. Hope Benefit, Mrs. Baldwin CARES, and Mrs. Laurens CARES. She was the 2017 Georgia Jaycee of the Year and was the 2018 Eve Puckett Community Service Award recipient for Georgia College. Allison serves as Vice President for the Milledgeville Jaycees and is the Staff and New Members Education Advisor for Delta Zeta Sorority at Georgia College. Allison also serves as the Large Group Leader for Northridge Christian Church's Kidsville where she leads the Children's Church Service for ages 2 through 5.