Last year we were able to raise enough funds to complete our first gifting goal — backpacks and school supplies for 20 middle school children.
We have raised the bar this year and have a goal of 50 total backpacks. Backpacks support our objective of providing educational support for children in need. Last year the entire donation was made to Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS). This year with our increased total backpack goal, we will be choosing both ACS and another shelter as beneficiaries. ACS was able to effectively distribute to young children in their carry all 20 backpacks from last year.
In 2012, we are asking for sponsors for each backpack we distribute. Backpack sponsorships are $50.00 per backpack. Simply note on any donation in the month of August that you would like to sponsor one, or better, more backpacks. Donation methods can be found here. Each sponsor will be listed on our backpack sponsorship page. If you wish to remain anonymous, please state so. Any of the items listed below would also be greatly appreciated.
Each backpack contains all of the items needed for a middle school student, last years backpacks included:
- Back Pack
- 1 inch Binders: (one of each) White, Blue, Red, Green
- Pocket folders (3)
- Composition book
- 3 Subject spiral notebook or 3 spiral notebooks
- College rules binder paper
- Colored Pencils
- Retractable Pens (black or blue and red ~ (2 each)
- Index 5-tab dividers (2 packages)
- Planner/Calendar – Week @ a glance
- 1 Flash drive
- Graph paper
- Markers (fine tip)
- Kleenex (1 box)
- Zippered Pouch for pens/pencils
- Yellow Highlighters (2)