Backpack Party

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, our first year, we raised $1200 and I aim higher every subsequent year. Can you help?



  • christine Barnett 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Maria Faulconer 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Robin Gardner 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
  • Jacqueline Killian 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Paula Obering 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
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Becky Clark 
Parker, CO
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