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Backpack Party

$1,560 of $2,700 goal

Raised by 33 people in 13 months
Did you know that foster kids often have to carry all their belongings in garbage bags? And that when they enter the system it's almost always abrupt? Sometimes they're picked up directly from school and they never see their home or their stuff again. Can you imagine?

 The image of these kids toting their possessions in black plastic bags haunts me.

 These days I feel helpless, and a bit hopeless, in a million different ways. The problems of the world are too overwhelming. The solutions too elusive. The outcomes too critical.

 But these kids. And their garbage bags. That's a problem I realized I could help fix, at least for a few of them.

 A little legwork connected me with PACKS OF HOPE an organization in Colorado, where I live. They've become my liaison between donations and the caseworkers who interact with the kids. I learned that a backpack with just a few items makes a world of difference to these kids.

I've started this GoFundMe page to gather backpacks and supplies for foster kids so they have a bit of dignity and don't have to tote all their worldly possessions in garbage bags.

We can't do everything, but we can do something.

Please share this GoFundMe page and let's see how many foster kids we can help.

In 2018, we raised $1200 and I'm shooting for $1500 in 2019. Can you help?

Thanks!
Becky
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It's that time of year again, folks! Can we surpass what we did in 2018? Let's try for more in 2019!
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I finally got the backpacks delivered to Packs of Hope for distribution to those who need them. Our final talley was 25 backpacks, roller bags, or duffels with a good mix of ages and sizes — everything from newborns to large teens.

Thanks to everyone who donated money, or items, or complete bags, or who just cheered from afar. Your efforts went above and beyond my wildest expectations!

I'm hoping to do it all again next year. I hope you'll again be a part of this effort to make life the teensiest bit better for kids yanked into the foster system.

Thank you for being in my orbit! You're the best!
oxox
Becky
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Raised by 33 people in 13 months
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