Welcome to the Challenge!

Click HERE to donate school supplies!

Click  HERE to purchase a laptop!

The 2019 Backpack Challenge will begin on Wednesday, June 19, 2019  and close on Thursday, August 15, 2019.

The Backpack Challenge raises funds and collects essential back to school items for foster care youth.  The Backpack Challenge gives young people in foster care the tools needed to pursue and achieve their educational goals through the support of their own communities. From 2013 to 2018 in Philadelphia, the number of collection site partners more than doubled and we raised over $100,000 for local youth.

This year, our goal is to stuff 4,000 backpacks and collect $30,000 to support youth in foster care. In addition, we are collecting funds to assist in the purchase of laptop computers for our first year college students.

 Don’t miss this year’s challenge! 

Want to help?

You can make a monetary donation, donate school supplies online via Roonga, or visit one of our collection site partners to drop off your donation.

Thank you to our 2019 Backpack Challenge Partners!