– Homeless Backpacks Bountiful Harvest Fundraiser
“Please say you will join us for the annual Bountiful Harvest Fundraiser to support Homeless Backpacks!”
When: Saturday November 15, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM PST
Where: Washington Land Yacht Harbor Harmony Hall, 9101 Steilacoom Rd SE, Olympia
– From Homeless Backpacks:
“Homeless Backpacks is a non-profit 501c3 corporation committed to ending homelessness, by giving teens the help they need so they can focus on school, go on to graduate and become contributing citizens.
We provide food for the weekend to homeless teens in Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor Counties. Some teens are in government-supported meal programs during the school day, but on their own on the weekend. Each week, volunteers deliver food bags to local middle and high schools.
Each bag has enough food for the weekend, including milk, cereal, oatmeal, protein, snacks, and fruit. Students go to the counselor’s or nurse’s office and obtain the food, which is in a backpack or other discreet bag. That way, other students are not aware of the situation and participant privacy is preserved.”