September 16, 2013- September 20, 2013
Give Back | Pack Lunch
A fundraising event
benefiting BackPack Beginnings
Did You Know...
That September is National Hunger Awareness Month?
That almost 30% of children in Guilford County are food insecure?
That hungry children do more poorly in school because they cannot concentrate?
What Does This Mean?
The Greensboro and High Point area is ranked number 4 in the nation for the amount of people who report not having enough food.
North Carolina ranks number 2 in the nation for the highest rate of food insecure children under the age of 5 and number 10 in the nation for the hight rate of food insecure children under the age of 18.
A household is considered food insecure when its occupants live in hunger or fear of starvation.
Who is BackPack Beginnings?
BackPack Beginnings is a local nonprofit whose mission is to provide children in need with nutritious food, comfort items or certain basic necessities through the use of backpacks or other efficient means of distribution. Our Food BackPack Programs sends nutritious, kid-friendly food home with hungry children over the weekends during the school year.
How Can YOU Help?
During the week of September 16, 2013 through September 20, 2013, pack your lunch instead of going out ot eat and donate the $5 or $10 you would have spent on lunch to BackPack Beginnings.
What Will Your Donation Do?
$5 can feed a child for an entire weekend
$20 can feed a child every weekend for an entire month
$150 can feed a child for an entire school year
Who Can Give?
Anyone! Including businesses, churches, community organizations, book clubs, moms clubs, students, a group of friends, fraternities, sororities or indivdiuals. We welcome businesses to MATCH what their employees give!
How Do I Donate by Check?
Please make the check payable to BackPack Beginnings and include "GBPL" and the company/organization that you represent on the for line of the check. Checks can be mailed to:
BackPack Beginnings 1852 Banking Street, #9024 Greensboro, NC 27408
Can I Donate Cash?
Yes, you can make cash donations. If you are making a cash donation, our only ask is that it is coordinated within a group. Examples of groups could be the following: Churches, Co-workers, Fraternities/Sororities, Community Organizations, Book Clubs and Moms Clubs. Once you have collected the cash within your group, please email BackPack Beginnings at GBPL@backpackbeginnings.org to inform us that your group has a cash donation. BackPack Beginnings will coordinate with you the best way to collect your donation.
How do I donate online?
To donate online, please click the DONATE button at the bottom of the page. If you are affliated with a company, please enter your company's name in the appropriate box.
Contact us at GBPL@backpackbeginnings.org. Click here for printable information.