District 4-A1 Chairperson: Judi Howell
Backpacks for Kids and Victims distributes backpacks or similar cases to children and adults in need. These individuals may be in the foster care system, homeless sex trafficked victim, or identified as in need by a local school or other non-profit. Many times, these individuals do not have anything in which to carry their personal items.
This project promotes self-esteem and pride of ownership for these individuals. It may provide simple comfort. Backpacks are filled with items identified by the school or non-profit, and may include, but are not limited to: school supplies, toiletries, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb/brush, stuffed animal, etc. Backpacks may be donated to schools, women’s centers, court-ordered facilities for children non-profits serving homeless families and children, sex trafficked victims, and others as identified by your community.
A great project for Lions and Leo Clubs! Ask non-profits in your community what their needs are for helping those in need.
If you’re a Lions Club and want Information on helping in your community OR if you are a local business and want to donate to this program please contact Lion Judi Howell.