Weʼve raised $150 to purchase backpacks and items to put in them for those experiencing homelessness this Christmas as a little gift and to give them hope!
- Boston, MA, United States
- Funded on Tuesday, 3rd October 2017
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Everyone deserves to feel loved and hopeful and my goal this upcoming Christmas season is to be able to hand out backpacks full of items to those who are experiencing homelessness. I attempted to do this alone and quickly found out it was well beyond my means while I'm in college and work part time. Between seeing people on the street struggling daily in Boston and taking a "Child Homelessness" course both have opened my eyes more to what is happening around me and I feel the need to do something to help. Any amount of donation you feel comfortable with will help! Also, please note 100% of the money will go towards purchasing the backpacks and items needed to fill them.
ITEMS I WILL BE RAISING MONEY TO BUY:
-Daily items such as deodorant, first aid kit, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, comb and a roll of toilet paper
-"Warm" items such as socks, hat, gloves, scarves and a blanket
-Food and a $5 gift card for places such as Dunkin Donuts (to not only help them afford food but also give them the ability to be a patron while they warm themselves during the winter months)
I've created a Facebook page called "Emily's Backpacks" where you can see the progress and the finished product along with updates and a place to ask any questions you may have.
I'm estimating that each backpack, including items inside, will be around $25. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and I would like to thank you on behalf of those receiving these gifts!
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Sep 18, 2017
I love what you're doing so much! I'm such a firm believer in ending homelessness, but the first step is definitely this :) so happy to help ❤️
Sep 15, 2017
This is awesome! So proud of you! <3 Brooke
Aug 9, 2017
Great job Emily. You make Uncle Tom very proud. You are always thinking about others.
Ann Frenning Kossuth
Aug 8, 2017
Thank you, Emily, for doing this wonderful work. Give my love to your grandmother, Beverly!
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Boston, MA, United States
My name is Emily I'm currently in school working towards a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have always lived in the Boston area and enjoy helping others.