BENEFITING: The Backpack Project, Inc.
The Backpack Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization devoted to addressing the educational supply needs of children living in inner-city communities. We provide new backpacks, school supplies, school uniforms, and mentoring programs to offer support, encouragement, and stress the importance of literacy skills for these students, who would otherwise go without the basic necessities needed for educational success. Many of these families do not have the resources to provide basic school supplies for their children. As a result, education is often not the most important factor for these students - food, clothing, shelter take precedence. This is where we fill that void.
Education is the one element that can end generational poverty and unemployment. It is up to us to make a difference in the life of a child in need. Would you please help us?
Our goal is to donate a new backpack with school supplies, a school uniform, a reading book, and a writing journal to every student in one Washington, DC elementary school, located in an under-resourced community. Each backpack costs just $50.00. Your support will help over 300 kids be fully prepared and ready to learn. Please support us.