Jacob's Backpack Brigade

This August, Idylwood Presbyterian Church will once again be making a BIG difference for deserving kids when we participate in our 5th annual Jacob’s Backpack Brigade in memory of sweet Jacob Stanley Osman who lost a valiant battle at the age of 8 to adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and who would have just celebrated his 13th birthday.    And this year we would like to extend our reach!

What’s a Backpack Brigade?

It is an opportunity to put smiles on children’s faces!  We will be providing backpacks, supplies and financial support for students at Lemon Road Elementary School and Kilmer Middle School who might have difficulty filling their school supply needs for the coming school year.  With this small contribution from each of us… we can take that huge piece of stress off these kids and their families as they get ready for the Fall.  

How can you participate? 

Our church members, in conjunction with Eagle Bank and Trader Joe's,  have managed to meet the needs of these kids for the past 4 years.  However, the number of families in need is rising and we want to help more kids in more ways.  So, we are looking for sponsors to help fund this effort.  100% of the funds will go towards assisting families with backpacks, school supplies, school trip fees, PE uniform costs and support of IPC's Powerpack Program which supports the same children by providing food over the weekends and summer months. 

Many many thanks for your consideration in making a donation to our efforts.  No amount is too small.  And you can also contribute by just sharing this post.  We know that Jacob and his older brother Eric are proud of this effort and would like to see us aim for the stars!

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world."
~Anne Frank
  • Cara Dobbins 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
  • Will John Springer 
    • $30 
    • 27 mos
  • John Fatzinger 
    • $20 
    • 27 mos
  • Keith Burke 
    • $250 
    • 51 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 63 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Leslie Gould Osman 
Falls Church, VA
Cara Dobbins 

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