Daily Archives: August 14, 2010

Backpacks for Back to School

I love this. A woman in my neighbourhood, who has three kids and understandably full hands, realized she no longer had the extra time to volunteer at a local women’s shelter. Haven’t we all been there? But instead of giving up on giving, she found another way to help the shelter. This is the fourth year that she’s collected backpacks and school supplies for kids staying at the shelter. These boys and girls are all headed for new schools in September, and setting them up with full backpacks – after they’ve had to leave so many of their own possessions behind – can help them with a fresh start at a difficult time. This busy mom found a way to make a difference to dozens of children in a way that works with her jam-packed daily sked. Check out her blog for more info.