15 million parents in the US struggle to provide school supplies for their children every year. It’s Backpacks for a Cause's mission to change that. We strive to boost confidence, productivity, and good behavior through the power of a new backpack. Studies have shown that new school supplies can boost a child’s grades, classroom behavior, and can magnify their excitement about school and learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A new backpack can also help grapple with the common insecurity that arises from certain classmates having more than others.  Backpacks For a Cause aims to alleviate some the anxiety that homeless children and teenagers already have in their stressful situations. Our donated backpacks are filled with necessary, new, and fun supplies, which give kids a fresh start and helps begin the school year with confidence.      

 “EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE WORLD, A PASSPORT TO FREEDOM.” - OPRAH WINFREY

WELCOME TO BACKPACKS FOR A CAUSE

WHAT IS IN A DONATED BACKPACK?

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To the right is a photo of a donated backpack that was sent to a homeless shelter for an 8 to11 year-old. In total, this backpack cost $58.33 and included a water bottle, pencil box, pencils, a sketch pad, 3 notebooks, a ruler, electric pencils, erasers, 2 packs of stickers, a pencil sharpener, crayons, tape, markers, 2 glue sticks, highlighters, pencil toppers, pens, scissors, 3 folders, a hat and was packaged in a Fila backpack. These packs don’t only provide the  necessities for a successful school year, but also give a little something extra to make every child’s experience even better!

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BACKPACKS FOR A CAUSE