BackPack Give Back Program

The “Backpack Give Back” program is a Community Sharing Program with outreach of the hope of Christ to our local homeless population.

How you can help

Volunteer

Collecting BackPacks

Get Involved, don't leave it to others!

Volunteering is easy- 

 

Collect backpacks in your child's class, ask the teacher to help, see if other teachers will help, when you have collected, email us at:

terri@praisefest.us

Collect backpacks at your church, ask your pastor to make an announcement, or put in the bulletin or on the website or facebook

Collect backpacks in your neighborhood

when you have collected, email us at:

email us at : terri@praisefest.us

 

 

Collect items for the BackPacks, donate

 

Post in your facebook or instagram

 

 

To the churches, we ask that you share this information to your members, to the schools, please share with your teachers and students, and to all, please share with your friends and family.  We are collecting backpacks and donations all through the month of May.

Each year, at the end of school, our youth toss aside a used backpack.  That same backpack could be recycled with a good cleaning and become a vehicle for connection, and for the much needed basic necessities of food, water, and the message of the Word of God, through love and faith, and Christian charity.

At this time of year, as the school season ends, we have a unique opportunity to collect used backpacks through our schools and churches, and fill them with donations of Christian love and charity.  Students, we ask, at the end of the year when you no longer need or want your back pack for school, that you donate it.  Drop in one of the bins or boxes provided at your school or church.  Teachers, administrators, pastors and parents, we ask that you get involved.  Encourage your students in an opportunity to participate, and be an example of Christian love and giving back as a community of His church.    

Some of the items needed:

Bibles - Deodorant - Hand Sanitizer - Soap - Fruit/Granola/Breakfast/Protein Bars - Vienna Sausage Cans - Beef Jerky Can goods-ready to heat/heat and serve (pop tops if possible) – Peanuts - Peanut Butter Crackers – Jello Packs/Pudding Packs - Juice Boxes - New Socks - New underwear/panties - New T-shirts – Sunscreen - Hygiene Wipes - Chap Stick - Feminine Hygiene Products - Baby items/wipes/diapers/formula etc. - Zip Locks - Matches – Hats - Small Blankets - $5 Gift cards to Subway/McDonald’s  - Mints/Gum - Hard Candy – Toothpaste - Tooth Brushes   Combs - Small Brushes - Fingernail Clippers – Shampoo/Conditioners - Water bottles

Personal Notes of Encouragement

Donations

If you would like to help, we are providing a list of some of the needs that will fill these backpacks.  You can put the donated items in the backpack, or in a bag, and put it in the bins. 

 

Click Here to donate:

You can also donate, by texting:      BackPack to 406-302-5086. 

All funds will be used to fill backpacks and administrate providing to the homeless and their needs.

Some of the items needed:

Bibles - Deodorant - Hand Sanitizer - Soap - Fruit/Granola/Breakfast/Protein Bars - Vienna Sausage Cans - Beef Jerky Can goods-ready to heat/heat and serve (pop tops if possible) – Peanuts - Peanut Butter Crackers – Jello Packs/Pudding Packs - Juice Boxes - New Socks - New underwear/panties - New T-shirts – Sunscreen - Hygiene Wipes - Chap Stick - Feminine Hygiene Products - Baby items/wipes/diapers/formula etc. - Zip Locks - Matches – Hats - Small Blankets - $5 Gift cards to Subway/McDonald’s  - Mints/Gum - Hard Candy – Toothpaste - Tooth Brushes   Combs - Small Brushes - Fingernail Clippers – Shampoo/Conditioners - Water bottles

Personal Notes of Encouragement