Tuesday, September 20, 2016

many backpacks have found their new homes!

I had a meeting downtown near the place I intended to give the backpacks to last year. I had some extra time so I stopped in. They are a homeless youth center. They were in desperate need of backpacks for the kids they help. I just so happen to have them in my car! So after my meeting I stopped back in there and donated 40 backpacks. They were very thankful and I was thankful for the opportunity to help. A friends workplace goes to various countries donating school supplies. She is checking into that for me as to where they are going next. I saved ten backpacks for her. I may have a chance to pick up a few more at the end of the week. If I do I will give them away too. Its my little project I look forward to all year.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

backpacks are in!

I have about 50 backpacks. that will probably grow but at this point I have about 50. I also got some pencil boxes to go in them. I don't think I have 50 of those though. probably 20 give or take a few.  Now to decide where to donate them. This is a yearly thing for us so I try to spread the love around. I know this comes AFTER school supply drives and no one wants to keep 50 packs around for a year. And I also try to think of something unique to do with them. Lifehouse is a local place for homeless teens and young adults. I gave them a lot of backpacks. local school got some last year. Africa got some last year. Where should I give them this year? where will they have the biggest impact?

Monday, September 5, 2016

I donated over 50 brand new backpacks to a local school last spring.  I also send 20 to a group bringing school supplies to Africa. I hope to gather backpacks again this fall.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Where is our little suitcase going next?

 Above please find the link to our little traveling suitcase Christmas project to help local homeless youth. We are bringing backpacks and blankets to the local group that helps homeless youth. This is your opportunity to help! I have over 50 backpacks so far. Blankets have been harder to come by. They are more expensive than the backpacks I was able to get. Please consider helping us help them.

Monday, October 19, 2015

I had hoped for new blankets but I guess its used blankets to go with the backpacks. In the northern MN winter I guess any blanket is better than NO blanket. Its hard saving the world alone.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

the little suitcase is currently gathering backpacks and blankets for homeless youth. we have about fifty now. my goal was a hundred but without donations that isnt going to happen. I will focus on blankets to go.in.backpacks now.