"One of the most devastating consequences of homelessness is the impact it can have on a child's education. Frequent school transfers and the stigma associated with living in a shelter add up to great hardship for these children. If not for Operation Backpack®, many of these children would begin the school year with another disadvantage: unlike their classmates, they would enter the classroom with no backpack and few, if any, school supplies. So on day one, these kids would be identified as "disadvantaged" or worse – "shelter kids" –setting the stage for their entire school year."
As you make your way through your summer, consider going to Walmart, Staples, Target, CVS, etc., or any other location that sells back-to-school supplies. Purchase what you can based on your budget and based on the needs of the children (grade lists are available).
Public donations must be made by Friday, August 2. So this is what we"ll do: we will meet for dinner on Thursday, August 1. Please bring all your supplies to the dinner. If you can't meet for dinner, please get in touch with me beforehand and we'll make arrangements to meet. On Friday, August 2, I'll need some help getting on one of their location drop off's to donate the supplies.
To learn more about Operation Backpack, visit the link:
To check out the grade lists, visit the link:
Questions? Feel free to email me at [masked] or call/text me at[masked]. Thanks!