“These Comfort BackPacks will give our children a reason to smile—by providing a bright spot during a frightening and chaotic time in their lives. What a great way for us to be able to offer care and comfort in such a tangible way!”
Sue Spidell, Director of Family Support Services, Family Service of the Piedmont
“This backpack was for a 12 year old female whose placement disrupted and she is going to a new foster home. Seeing the comfort it brought her at such a difficult time was AMAZING!”
Children's Home Society Social Worker
“I want BackPack Beginnings to know what a positive and compassionate program you are providing to our community’s children and youth. EVERY single time I hand out a backpack, whether it’s a 3 year old or a 17 year old, their eyes literally light up!! I have had a young person just look at me and say “for me?” or “really, I can keep all this stuff”, or “You mean I don’t have to share?!” Thank you for the outpouring of love and support to the children experiencing homelessness!
Michele Cheek, Program Director, Family Promise of Greater Guilford County