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Backpack Buddies Club

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Faith-Based
  • Homeless & Housing

Location

7037 meadowbrook lanehanover park, IL 60133 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Backpack Buddies Club wants to provide supplies to children who have lost everything or have very little.

"No one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little." - Edmond Burke


Description

Once a quarter, we drop off backpacks filled with various comfort and basic care items to food pantries and to local homeless shelters. These shelters provide many services to victims of domestic violence and their family members.

We want every homeless child to have his "own" backpack which can be his "home" away from home. Children are supplied with many basic care items, (school supplies, small toys, and toiletries), and some comfort items, (stuffed animals, pillows, and blankets). These items are things the children can be familiar with in a world that can sometimes be confusing and unfamiliar.

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