We believe every child deserves to be comforted. Our Comfort BackPacks offer care, comfort and basic necessities for children during traumatic situations. Here are a few facts about our Comfort BackPack Program.
1,850 children received comfort backpacks from BPB last year and we anticipate serving over 2,100 this year.
We provide comfort backpacks to children in Guilford County, Alamance County, and Forsyth County.
Every comfort backpack contains at least 18 items including school supplies, hygiene products, a toy, book, stuffed animal, and blanket.
It costs BPB $20 to purchase the backpacks and all items included in them, although the value of the completed backpacks is $50-$75.
Story from one of the social workers: “I had been in a meeting all day with a family that a police officer found living in their car. I was trying to place them, and your Comfort BackPacks were arriving at the perfect time for the children.”
Want to help comfort a child in need? Currently, BPB is in need of toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, activity books for ages 7-11 and 12-17, and playing cards for 12-17 year olds. Your donations will allow us to serve more children in need.