The Backpack Project is an organization that works with youth community providers that offer services for homeless and transitional youth. Our instantaneous purpose is to offer youth an incentive to participate with social service providers, who can assist them with improving their situation.
Through fund-raisers and donation drives our organization provides the providers with backpacks stuffed full of essential items for survival on the streets. The backpack is then available to the youth when they participate in services. Items in the backpacks include a resource guide that provides specific information on services for homeless and transitional youth such as free meals, drop in shelters, drug recovery centers, and safe-houses. The backpacks also include non-perishable food items, socks, a hat, art supplies, a journal, a pack of pen or pencils, and a variety of hygiene supplies.