Last Updated: 11/16/22
Packs involve obtaining and packing simple two-pocket backpacks with essentials for at-risk and homeless youth to include but are not limited to soap, deodorant, seasonal supplies, non-perishable food, a blanket, socks, and so much more.
Under the images below you will find the most updated price breakdown for each backpack (for Fall 2020), each item is listed with its description, total cost, and value of each independent item. Each backpack is worth about $30.
Also, don't forget to check out some pictures from our previous distributions of the backpacks in our home locality. We are currently serving the Boston, MA area but were open to helping individuals nationwide and partnering up with other organizations for the greater good.
Provide at-risk and homeless youth within the community with essential items that assist them with living a healthier life; physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Provide individuals with a positive variable for their mental stability.
Provide at-risk and homeless youth with essential services and resources that assist them with living a healthier life; physically, mentally, and emotionally.
First Round - November 2020
The first-ever creation and distribution of backpacks involved a volunteer group of about ten or so students from Fisher College. There were 24 total backpacks. Items included a wide variety of items to include but not limited to; a blanket, food, winter apparel, reusable water bottles, playing cards, face masks, hygiene products, etc.
Second Round - September 2021
This round involved a volunteer group of about 15 or so individuals, the majority of them were students from Fisher College, and then the other volunteers were regular Boston residents who simply learned of our mission and wanted to assist. The previous backpack count was surpassed, with a new record of 32 backpacks. The items included were generally the same but were better fitted for warmer weather, for example; sunglasses and sunscreen.
Third Round - April 2022
This round involved a volunteer group of about 18 or so individuals and we were partnered up with the American Legion Boston chapter. Our goal was to provide at least 24 backpacks (we ended up with 36 total) for women veterans in need throughout the greater Boston area. Some of the usual general items were included plus a few extra special items, such as; a nail care kit, thick fuzzy socks, face masks, etc.
Fourth Round - September 2022
This round is unique because this time we are creating and distributing backpacks to K-12 students suffering from homelessness or poverty within Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our goal was to provide at least 36 backpacks, which was successfully met. The backpacks were filled with all of the school supplies each student would need as well as a few other general items. The backpacks were donated to BCLA McCormack Pilot School located in Dorchester, MA.
Fifth Round - Spring 2023
This round is unique because this time we are creating and distributing care packages to at-risk and homeless youth within Suffolk County, Massachusetts (primarily the greater Boston, MA area). Our goal is to provide at least 36 backpacks. The backpacks will be filled with a wide variety of essential items similar to previous rounds but will be in the form of duffle bags since the primary youth we will be working with will include youth in the foster care system. We are currently accepting any and all donations; item or monetary. You can find our wishlist below, as well as our current promotional media.