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Making children smile, one backpack at a time!
The mission of Operation Backpack Children’s Foundation is to help abused and neglected children in Allegheny County, and surrounding counties. We hope to raise awareness of the increasing incidence of this horrendous crime in our own backyard. We currently supply 100 backpacks a month to children being placed into foster care. Our backpacks are filled with essential items, as well as things that are comforting and fun, for children who are being removed from the only home they have ever known, with just the clothes on their back. Our intention is to give them something they can call their own and hopefully make their transition a little easier.
We don't think we will change the world by providing these kids a backpack, but hopefully it will offer them some sort of comfort while adjusting to their new home.
We have started many local programs, prevention initiatives and fundraising events to help spread the word in our community, creating awareness that prevention is possible. We are a family of friends, professionals, and parents who are interested in preventing child abuse and neglect before it ever starts.
O'Backpack Children's Foundation