For my Girl Scout Gold Award, I am making 50 school backpacks for orphans in Haiti. To make the backpacks, I am using a material called SurgiWrap that hospitals use to wrap surgical materials in, then throw into landfills. Over Thanksgiving, I will be going to Haiti to deliver the first 50 backpacks filled with school supplies. When I am there, I will be teaching the older orphans and community members how to sew the backpacks at their sewing school as part of a vocational program. I am going to contact hospitals to continually send the SurgiWrap to Haiti, so they can continue to make the backpacks and get the material out of landfills. This three part project impacts not only the orphans who receive backpacks and school supplies, but the orphans future career, and eventually the local economy in Haiti and our environment by reducing the amount of SurgiWrap in landfills.