Children’s charity Backpacks 4 SA Kids in desperate need for more backpacks

Backpacks 4 SA Kids make a public call for more backpack donations so they can keep up their incredible work.

Do you have backpacks lying piling up in storage? Well Backpacks 4 SA Kids are in a desperate need for backpack donations! The organisation has taken to Facebook to call out for donations from locals.

“Our backpack supply has been held up and we are hoping our amazing South Australian community can help fill our shortfall,” says Backpacks 4 SA Kids on Facebook.

Backpacks 4 SA Kids’ mission is to offer resources that contribute to the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people during period of dislocation from home and routine care.

Approximately 44,000 other children become homeless every year, often leaving in a hurry with their mums’ due to family violence (Mission Australia 2017).

The organisation works alongside child protection, child welfare, family violence and homelessness agencies to provide as many displaced children as possible with an age-appropriate backpack containing a range of essentials and other goodies.

The charity provides 4 unique tailored programs under the Backpacks 4 SA Kids banner, including:

  • Backpacks: For kids who leave home with little to no notice and often have no clothing or other essentials.
  • Home Starter Packs: Designed families which have left a violent relationship at home and need to start agin.
  • Anchor Packs: For young people aged 12-24 who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Christmas Program: Providing newborn to 18-year-olds with Christmas gifts when entering into emergency care.

“Our kids can’t receive the program support they so desperately need without backpacks,” says Backpacks 4 SA Kids on Facebook. This is where you come in. They are looking for backpacks around the 43 x 30 x 15cm size range and any help at all.

“If you are a local wholesaler with suitable stock already on hand please reach out we would love to chat,” says Backpacks 4 SA Kids on Facebook.

Unsure on how to donate? Luckily, there are a few different options:

If you would like to purchase stock and drop off at one of our drop off points, you will find these on their website.

If you are unable to drop off, but would like to send us donations in the post or order online for delivery, their delivery address is: Backpacks 4 SA Kids, 5/1421 Main North Road, PARA HILLS WEST SA 5096.

If you poor on time and would like to donate funds for them to use for a bulk order, you can do so here.

“Imagine the stress and anxiety that a child endures as they are taken from their home, leaving possessions and comfort behind,” says Backpacks 4 SA Kids.

This year they will be supplying 6,500 Backpacks, 500 Anchor Packs, and 300 Home Starter Packs. Help Backpacks 4 SA Kids fulfil their goals, and make a positive change in these kids lives.

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