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7878 SW Capitol Hwy
c/o Indigo Traders

Portland
Oregon 97219
USA
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Target demographics: At-risk school-aged girls and boys

Direct beneficiaries per year: To date in 2011 we have served nearly 350 girls and boys.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Host a potluck backpack drive this summer, asking guests to bring a backpack with school supplies.

Mission:
Global Backpack Project's mission is to encourage a desire for learning by helping children feel prepared for school. With the help of local communities and partner organizations, we seek to make a difference in the lives of children, just as they seek to make a difference for themselves and their communities.
Results:
We are supporting the education of 650 girls and boys of Bwetyaaba Primary School in Uganda by providing them with new backpacks, school supplies and required school uniforms. Locally, we are serving at-risk homeless youth of the Portland area by providing them with new backpacks and school supplies.

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11/02/13
Global Backpack Project continues to do a great job of making a difference in the lives of so many children, as far as Africa and as close as Portland. Keep up the good work... more »
10/21/13
Global Backpack Project has donated hundreds of backpacks to New Avenues for Youth. New Avenues is a service provider for local homeless and at-risk youth in the Portland area. One of our youths' most fundamental needs is backpacks whether for their personal belongings or for their academic ... more »
10/17/13
Global Backpack Project is an amazing organization that is focused on providing backpacks and school supplies to kids who would otherwise be without. I've been lucky enough to be a part of this organization as a volunteer for 3 years now. I became involved with GBP during a backpack drive at my sons... more »
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