The Backpack Project appeals to schools, clubs, businesses, churches and individuals to fill backpacks with basic educational materials to send to children receiving Mary’s Meals. Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school. And so their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.
Backpack/School Bag, Exercise Book/Notepad, Pencils, Pens, Crayons, Eraser, Ruler, Sharpener, Pencil Case, Towel, Shorts/Skirt & T-Shirt or dress, Small Ball (eg tennis ball), Soap, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Spoon.
You can donate any of these items on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 10 - 4pm.
Please find more info at marysmeals.org.uk/what-you-can-do/backpack-project/