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Backpacks for Kids is a non-profit working to help children at the border feel more self-sufficient and comfortable. Children at the border are separated from their parents and not receiving proper care, education, and social support. We believe that backpacks represent independence and self-sufficiency. When a child has a backpack, they feel as though they have a purpose and feel confident going about their daily tasks and challenges. So, our plan is to pack backpacks with educational and hygienic materials and send them to various shelters. This is where our Ambassadors come in! As an ambassador for Backpacks for Kids!, your responsibility will be to collect items that will be put in the backpacks that we will then send to children at the border. These items include, but are not limited to: toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, pens, pencils, coloring books, workbooks, stuffed animals, hand sanitizer, and much more!
Donate to the Amazon wishlist if you want to choose which items to send directly to us at Backpacks for Kids!, so that we can pack them! This is a great option if you do not want to simply donate money, but you also do not want to pack an entire backpack!
MAKE A DONATION
Make a monetary donation by either buying our merchandise or sending us money through our GoFundMe Page!
Note: We have not received tax-exempt status yet.
PACK YOUR OWN BACKPACK
Pack your own backpack at home by referring to our list of necessary materials on the Backpacks page. Send it to us, and we will send it with our next shipment of backpacks.
Please consider attending one of our fundraising events by checking the events page! We will also have events where we get together and pack backpacks.