The Backpack Project, Inc. started from an idea. I saw a basic need not being met in a particular community and wanted to do something about it. A backpack - so simple in nature, but to have a new backpack filled with the basic school supplies on the first day of school means the world to a child in need. You support those kids through your donations. Without you, our neediest kids will go without the basic essentials for educational readiness. One Child, One Mentor, One Backpack at a Time. The effects of your generosity are immeasurable on the lives of these kids.
Cassandra Jackson, Founder and CEO
Here are the ways to donate
The Backpack Project, Inc. donates new backpacks to children who would otherwise go without the basic necessities needed for educational success. For just $35.00, you can ensure a child in need is fully prepared and ready to learn on the first day of school and beyond. One complete backpack includes all required school supplies,an age-appropriate book, a writing journal, and a school uniform.
As today's students are learning in a virtual educational environment, The Backpack Project, Inc. is working to ensure our students are ready for learning. Because many of our kids suffer from lack of technological support, oftentimes relying on family cell phones and faulty internet connectivity, we are in need of personal tablets for each student we support. Please consider making a donation of $40.00 to provide a tablet to a student in need.
Backpack Buddies Mentoring Program
Backpack Buddies is our monthly mentoring program. Through cultural, recreational, and educational field trips and activities, we provide an opportunity for students to experience life outside of their communities. $750.00 is the cost of one field trip for students and mentors, which includes breakfast, lunch, the cost of ticketed events, and speaker appearances.
The Backpack Project, Inc. is always in need of financial donations. Please donate what you can. Thank you for your support.