Last summer, through the generosity of many companies and individuals, we were able to pack 803 backpacks full of school supplies, and distribute them to homeless/low-income children through our partners: Rebele Family Shelter, Walnut Avenue Women’s Shelter, Elm Street Mission, Harbor Light Church, Live Oak School District, Inner Light Ministries and Barrios Unidos.
Our mission is to assist low-income/homeless families by providing the tools necessary for their children to be confident and successful in school. Each year we collect new/gently used backpacks plus $25 donations to fill each backpack full of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Our goal for 2016 is to distribute 850 backpacks!
How you can help
- Donate a gently used or new backpack.
- OR $25 to fill a backpack full of school supplies
- OR fill a backpack full of supplies. View list of supplies.
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