From Santa Fe, New Mexico. A small project to provide quality articles to those in need. Also, we created and sponsor this global Homeless Backpack Network site.
This is the YouTube video that inspired many Homeless Backpack Projects, large and small. Thank you to this Tacoma, Washington couple.
This early practical site has tons of valuable information for the homeless and those striving to change their situation.
Backpack Bed For Homeless is a 501(c)3 charity in the U.S.A. + a national charity in Australia that provides Backpack Beds to street sleeping homeless people without shelter. The Backpack Bed is an emergency, all-weather protected bed that rolls up into a lightweight backpack. The Backpack Bed has saved lives of homeless people in 8 countries to date.
A volunteer organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, dedicated to raising awareness of the homeless problem in America. The site has a map with links to projects across the country.
This is a comprehensive backpack project from the State of Washington focusing on helping teens. There is a lot of opportunity for the community to chip in and help.
Started by two Skidmore College Students in the Saratoga Springs, New York area. They work on campus and in the community to make and distribute backpacks to those who can use them.
Burners Without Borders Detroit is a direct action outreach organization that serves our homeless population by providing them much needed supplies to survive the cold, harsh winter on the streets.
An Illinois-based project delivering 'Project Smart BackPacs' and 'Survival BackPacs' to foster and homeless children.
A Seal Rock, Oregon project focusing on helping the homeless and their pets. It provides needed supplies for survival, food for companion pets and opportunities for those in need.
Macpack will fund efforts to help the homeless of Austin, TX by providing supplies and funding to organizations that assist our displaced population, and strive to better their lives now and in the future.
Our organization provides emergency services by furnishing area police departments, social service agencies, domestic violence shelters and Department of Family Services workers with backpacks for children who are removed from their homes usually with nothing but the clothes on their backs.
An Arizona project to get people to challenge two other people to purchase a backpack and fill it with specific items.
A San Francisco Bay area project distributing 5000 backpacks yearly to help the homeless get through the winters.
In New York City, we strive to provide as many children as possible with the right tools to start the school year off right.
A New Jersey project that provides homeless veterans with the basic life essentials that they cannot provide for themselves.
A Northport, Florida project to collect and distribute personal hygiene products to those who have direct contact with homeless and needy children.
A Washington State Project working directly with school counselors and health room workers to provide weekend food to homeless, hungry and at risk students to support them in being healthy and focused on succeeding in school.
A north Florida collaboration of business and community to stamp out hunger among school-age children.
The center opened its doors in 1985 to provide emergency help, including food, eviction and utility cutoff prevention, payment for prescriptions, and lunches for the homeless in Baltimore, Maryland.
A new project enlisting the community to help create and distribute backpacks to those in need in San Diego, CA, and North County. Visit their Facebook page.