The goal of our non-profit organization is to give backpacks or suitcases to our local foster children so they don’t have to carry their belongings in trash bags.
We are also gathering other items to give i.e. a blanket, flashlight, toothbrush, etc. in hopes to give them a little bit of comfort during their difficult time and tough transitions.
There are at least 400 children a year just in Wilson County, TN that are removed from their homes for various reasons i.e. neglect, abandonment, incarceration, inadequate housing, caretaker drug or alcohol use, sexual abuse, physical abuse, etc.
Anything we can do to show love and to give hope to these children will greatly help their mental health during these horrible circumstances.
Contact us on facebook.com/giveabackpack.org
Because of your donations, each foster child will receive an “Introductory Gift Basket“ when they enter the foster care program; in hopes that it will give them some comfort. Each gift basket includes a backpack or duffel bag, blanket, flashlight, toothbrush, toothpaste, notebook, pencils, book, stuffed animal, luggage tag, encouragement letter, etc.
We are looking for “new items with the tags still attached” or “like-new, gently-used” items that still look brand new.
1)You can donate gift cards or money via cash, check, or credit card.
2)You can shop for the items and drop the items off at our drop-off location: N. Carpet, 4115 N. Mt. Juliet Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, Attn: Patti
3)You can shop online at your favorite retailer and have the items shipped directly to our drop-off location mentioned above.
4)You can give money online at the following sites and we will do the shopping for you:
www.venmo.com/giveabackpack-org (No Fee)
www.paypal.me/giveabackpack (4% Fee)
www.gofundme.com/giveabackpack (9% Fee)
NOTE: You will receive a receipt from our 501c3 non-profit to use to deduct from your taxes, when claiming your charitable itemized donations, if we have your email address.
Thank you so much for your support!!
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Mount Juliet, TN