For just $25 you can "Pack a Backpack" and give a child a chance to go back to school proudly with their new backpack!
Sponsor one Backpack for $25, or 2 Backpacks for $50, or 3 Backpacks for $75...
For many children, the first day of school is one filled with excitement. Sporting new clothes and carrying new supplies, they enter the school year ready to see their friends once again after a fun summer.
For children in foster care, the situation can be vastly different. The fear of not fitting in and being excluded is very real and another burden these young children should not have to carry. For them the first day of school brings not excitement, but worry.
The lack of proper supplies, like a torn and battered backpack, only adds to the stress suffered by children born into an unstable family environment. School should be a place where the children feel welcomed, cared for, and hopeful.
We are asking you to help the children in our care as they prepare for the new school year. A $25 donation will provide a child a brand new backpack they can proudly wear into school, filled with an assortment of new school supplies. While we know a backpack won’t remedy the complex issues they face, we know that it will surely brighten their first days of school, and assist in removing a barrier that will bring them one step closer to the road to success.
As our outing at the Bronx Zoo provided these children with a day of fun and laughter, the opportunity for these children to walk into school with their heads held high is a moment that should be embraced.
In addition to these new school supplies, funds raised will also go toward therapeutic support for these children as we know the trauma that they have suffered requires comprehensive care and attention. Please consider making a donation to help purchase a backpack and supplies for one child for $25 (or $50 for 2 children, etc.).