Project Backpack

Project Backpack

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Houston, Texas is trying to absorb hundreds of thousands of displaced children from the Gulf Coast. Getting these kids into schools is one thing. Making sure they have school supplies in another.

Project Backpack was created by a group of caring individuals. It’s a small organization–a collection of teachers and parents. They have no head office so no high overhead costs. No corporations are sponsoring them. Everything they do is from the ground up.

The project is collecting backpacks and filling them with school supplies. The main thrust is in Houston. However, they are asking individuals to set up Project Backpack groups in theirown communities. They can then mail the backpacks to them. More information on how this works can be found at their website: Project Backpack
The website includes a list of what supplies are needed.

Although the project originates from Houston, there is also a list of school districts outside of Texas who are taking in children from the Gulf Coast. These districts will need our help in providing school supplies.

It is creative ideas like these that take us beyond rescue and reconstructon. Before the Gulf Coast can be rebuilt, the displaced people have needs which must be met. Project Backpack makes it easier to get the children back to school.

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