It’s hard for us to imagine
how $10 for a backpack of school supplies can make such a difference in someone’s life. We often take our education for granted and can’t imagine living where illiteracy is #1 in the world and where some children, like 12 year old Jayanti, take their own lives because their parents can’t afford even 16 cents for one pencil and notebook that would be in this backpack. We are seeking to end such desperation. We are seeking to increase the odds of getting an education and getting out of a life of poverty.
The backpack is filled with a year’s worth of school supplies and is distributed in areas where we have trusted partners who care about the people in need. They are reaching out to these children and their families with the love of Christ… a love that reaches to the neediest among us. Please join us in our longest running project and bring hope to the hopeless.
Illiteracy is #1 in the world in India. In addition, families here can often make less than $2/day. An education can change all that. A backpack is an instrument of God’s love and hope for a child and an entire family.
How this helps.
For just $10, we can supply a needy boy or girl with a year’s worth of school supplies in a backpack. The supplies are purchased from local vendors, improving the India economy and avoiding shipping costs.
2009 thru Q3, 2019:
Total Income: $424,698
Total Expenses: $383,961
% of donated backpack funds going directly to project: 100%
# of backpacks distributed pre-2019/this year: 35,312 + 5,679
Number of backpacks pending distribution: 4074