Help At-Risk and Homeless Children in Portland

Goal: $ 10000

No of Donation: 51

 

 

Goal: $ 10000
Amount Raised: $ 3418.23
Remaining : $ 6581.77
No of Donation : 51
Category : Education
Url : http://www.globalbackpackproject.org
Contact Number : 503.780.2422
Address : C/O Indigo Traders 7878 SW Capitol Hwy
State : Portland
City : OR
Country : US
Zipcode : 97219

Challenge

With more than 20 percent of children in Portland living in families with incomes at or below 100% of the Federal poverty level, many children don't have the supplies they need for school. Families struggle to put food on the table, let alone provide a backpack and school supplies for their children. We aim to help ease the burden on homeless and at-risk families by providing children with the tools they need to succeed in school. We aim to encourage a desire for lifelong learning.

Solution

Global Backpack Project's mission is to encourage a desire for learning by helping children feel prepared for school. With the help of local communities and partner organizations, we seek to make a difference in the lives of children, just as they seek to make a difference for themselves and their communities.
By providing new backpacks and school supplies to at-risk and homeless children in the Portland area, we aim to boost self-esteem and improve school success in our most vulnerable population. More than 20,000 girls and boys in Oregon's K-12 system are homeless, and this number is growing at an alarming rate. Let's change the course of our future together by giving children the tools they need to succeed in school and life.

Long-Term Impact

Providing a homeless or at-risk child with a new backpack and school supplies can help boost their self-esteem. It can improve a child's confidence at school, conveys that education is important, encourages a child to stay in school, and says "We believe in you. You can do it." A backpack not only carries books, it carries hope for a better future. The simple act of receiving a new backpack and school supplies can set an at-risk child on the track to lifelong learning.

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