Back to school shopping is an exciting time for kids to load up with new supplies for the school year. But there are some children who don’t have the luxury of back to school shopping due to difficult circumstances. Here’s your chance to Enjoy Doing Good™ by providing school supplies or filling a school backpack for children in need this year.
Backpacks 4 SA Kids is a charity that provides clothing and personal supplies for children placed in emergency foster care, kinship, and domestic violence shelters.
There are many ways you can get involved and every donation big or small makes a difference. Whether you would like to donate goods, money, a full backpack, or your time to help pack the backpacks, they’d love to hear from you.
Or, consider starting your own (smaller scale) backpacks for kids project, and Enjoy Doing Good™ where you live.
Want tips on specific items to pack in your backpacks and a 1-stop shop place to buy them? Check out Kits for Kidz.
Oh, and for those backpack snacks, send Good Health® an email detailing your Enjoy Doing Good™ endeavor and we’ll find a way to help.
Here are some additional ways you and others can get involved in filling up backpacks for giveaway.
Ask students to bring in clothing they no longer wear but is still in good condition, or a toy, or a book.
Have scouts do fundraising for you by collecting money and goods to pack backpacks for specific age groups. This is a great way to get kids involved and thinking about their less fortunate peers.
Consider a donation drive for filled backpacks, whether it’s a monetary donation for your casual day, or everyone brings in an item to pack in a backpack.
Have donations collected at birthday parties and social gatherings. What a lovely way to brighten another child’s day!