Help At-Risk and Homeless Children in Portland

by Global Backpack Project
Mar 11, 2013

Backpacks and school supplies to local students

Back to School Fun Run - August 25th, 2013
Back to School Fun Run - August 25th, 2013

Greetings from Global Backpack Project.

It may surprise you to know that the past few months have been very busy for GBP.  Back-to-School season is not the only time we deliver backpacks and school supplies to local children.  The need for basic school supplies continues throughout the school year, and GBP is here to help!  We have recently delivered sturdy new backpacks and school supplies to children at the Goose Hollow Homeless Family Shelter and to New Avenues for Youth in Portland.  We also reached at-risk students in Vancouver, WA by delivering packs and supplies to girls and boys attending Columbia River High School and Skyview High School.

We are well on our way to reaching our goal of delivering backpacks and supplies to 1000 children this year!  We need your help to do this.  We have some really fun ways for you to get involved:

1.  Set your alarm for 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, March 13th for Global Giving Match Day.  Your donation will be matched at 30% by Global Giving if your donation is made before the funds run out.  This is a terrific way to make your dollar go even further - so get up early, grab your coffee, get your donation matched at 30% and put a backpack and school supplies in the hands of a child. What a great way to start the day!

2.  Join the GBP crew at the Wonder Ballroom on March 22nd at 8pm for a Benefit Reggae Concert.  Get ready for some big fun and big sound! This is sure to be a great time while raising money for organizations that help children succeed in school - including GBP!  Bring a backpack to the concert and receive a GBP t-shirt!  Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 at the door.  Read more >>

3.  Save the date for the Second Annual Back to School Fun Run on August 25th at Willamette Park.  Run or walk at your own pace to put a smile on a child's face.  Email us to learn how your business can get involved or to volunteer.  We need your participation to make this year's fun run another great success.

Thank you for your continued support of Global Backpack Project.  Together we can help children succeed in school, one pack at a time.

Warm regards,
All of us at Global Backpack Project

Benefit Reggae Concert
Benefit Reggae Concert



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Global Backpack Project

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Emmanuelle Jarmon
Portland, OR United States

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