Backpack in the Park

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Welcome to the 15th annual Backpack in the Part – Virtual Style!

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Thank you, thank you to everyone who helped! We are tallying the totals now and will let you know how we did. In the meantime, if you still want to make a donation, it’s not too late! Click the “Donate” tab above!

Even though some schools are considering virtual schooling this fall, it still requires supplies, and the request for backpacks across Georgia is higher than ever. We will be collecting monetary donations so that we can work with bulk suppliers and obtain backpacks and school supplies at a better price than our donors could individually. Specifically, we can get a backpack AND the supplies for around $25, whereas these items would cost at a minimum $40-$50 in stores. We will also coordinate with beneficiary groups to ensure that our kids have a new backpack with supplies when the new school year starts!

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We have set a goal of raising enough funds to purchase 3,000 backpacks!

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Here’s how you can help! From now through July 20, you can click here to make a donation for a virtual backpack. At this site, you’ll also see that we are continuing our silent auction, where proceeds will also go towards the bulk purchase of these backpacks! SILENT AUCTION CLOSED JULY 20, 2020!

If you have any questions regarding the event, please e-mail support@forthekid.org. If you are a participating beneficiary organization and have questions, please e-mail amanda.watson@forthekid.org.

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