It’s that time of year again, back-to-school time. Kids and parents everywhere are gearing up for a new school year by buying new clothes, school supplies and new backpacks. Because children’s tastes change from year to year there is no way a parent will get their now mature second grader who loves the Jonas Brothers to take last year’s Disney Princess backpack to school just because it’s still in good shape so a new backpack is definitely a must.
So what does a parent do with their child’s old backpacks that still have plenty of life left in them? You certainly don’t want to throw them away. Instead of just storing them in a closet parents can donate them to children in need. But how do parents find these kids in need you might ask? Well, fortunately there are some great organizations that take donations of used backpacks in good condition, fill them with school supplies and give them to school children in need both here in the United States and countries all over the world. To help parents find out where they can donate their child’s used backpacks here are four organizations that give old backpacks new life by passing them on to children in need.
Three Organizations That Want Your Child’s Gently Used Backpacks
Backpacks For Kids
Backpacks For Kids is a non profit 501 (c)(3) charity located in Massachusetts. Backpacks for kids was started in 2001 by students of Dover Sherborn High school and since that time has donated over 3000 backpacks to children in need. Their mission is to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to as many children as possible with the publics help. To donate used children’s backpacks in good condition you can contact Backpacks for Kids via email at email@example.com. If you would like more information about Backpacks for Kids see their website at www.backpacksforkids.net .
Give A Kid A Backpack
Give a Kid a Backpack is non profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides backpacks full of school supplies and toiletries to children in need in impoverished countries around the world and to children in need here in the United States as well. There are many ways you can help this organization from something as simple as sending in your child’s old backpack to organizing a fundraiser to raise funds to purchase supplies to put in the backpacks. To find out more about Give A Kid A Backpack or how you can donate your old backpacks see their website at www.giveakidabackpack.org .
School On Wheels
School on Wheels is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Ventura, California that was started in 1993 by a retired teacher named Agnes Stevens who learned that many children in homeless families did not regularly attend school if they attended at all. Agnes made it her mission to go where these students were to teach them and encourage them to attend school. School on Wheels provides tutoring, uniforms,school supplies and backpacks to hundreds of homeless children every year. They will gladly take your donations of used backpacks, fill them with school supplies and pass them on to a child in need. To find out more about this organization or to donate your old backpacks go to their website at www.schoolonwheels.org .
If sending your child’s old backpacks to one of these organizations is not something that you can afford to do you can always ask your child’s school or the local food bank about programs in your area that might have a need for your child’s used backpack.
Backpacks For Kids www.backpacksforkids.net
Give A Kid A Backpack www.giveakidabackpack.org
School On Wheels www.schoolonwheels.org