I’m a big fan of history. Throwback Thursdays and Time Hops are just a few examples of how social media has incorporated history into this newer form of media. It can be fun to see a picture pop up that reminds you of where you were a few years ago…and it’s also a reminder of how fast time moves and how quickly things can change.

BackPack Beginnings has had a storied and amazing past six years. In honor of Throw Back Thursday, we decided to look back to our last six September Facebook Posts to appreciate the history of this grass roots organization and the support which continues to amaze us.

  • September 2010:  The fall semester has kicked off! BackPack Beginnings sent home 100 backpacks full of food last Friday with children at Wiley Elementary, Shiloh Head Start, and Willow Oaks Head Start. Generous donations as well as the support of the Kirkwood 5K have allowed BackPack Beginnings to expand its impact from 65 children last year to the current 100 this semester.
  • September 2011:  BackPack Beginnings is thrilled to announce the creation of our new food pantry at Welborn Middle School in High Point. Many Welborn children are in need, and we will keep this pantry stocked with food, hygiene products, school supplies, books, clothing and more.
  • September 2012:  We are THRILLED to share some WONDERFUL news with you this morning! Our annual fundraiser- K5K- raised almost $17,000 for BackPack Beginnings this year. This money will be able to serve almost 200 Guilford County children in both our Food and Comfort BackPack programs.
  • September 2013: On August 9th, we asked for your help to get to 500 followers. Less than a month later, we are over 600 followers on Facebook. Wow!! We have amazing supporters!
  • September 2014:  On this Labor Day, BackPack Beginnings wants to thank the employees of The Fresh Market for collecting and purchasing items to stuff 100 Comfort BackPacks for children in Guilford County. What generosity!
  • September 2015:  BackPack Beginnings now sends home 1,600 backpacks full of food each weekend. We have 6 food pantries located in Middle and High Schools and a Clothing Pantry that has distributed over 13,000 clothing items distributed to date.


Written by Courtney Murphy on 9/23/2015