“Through this wonderful partnership, The Act Together Crisis Care shelter program is able to provide each runaway and homeless youth that enters the shelter with a Comfort BackPack. Each youth is able to keep this backpack and the items provided inside. As many of the youth that enter the shelter have little to no items in their possession, this comfort backpack is much more than a just a backpack, it represents pride and belonging.”
Esther Ngo, Program Manager, Act Together
“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