Giving Back with a Backpack

It All Started With a Backpack

In 2017, a wonderful family collaborated with the Waring School (Beverly, MA) to start a back pack program for the homeless women and men we serve.  They understood the need for dignity and being able to hold something tangible in your hand as our own.  The goal of the program is to provide a backpack full of personal care items for the vulnerable population we serve. The backpack is vital in helping with cleanliness,  hygiene and give a positive sense of self.  The backpacks, called City Paks are specifically designed for the homeless population with special features such as:

  • several pockets for storage
  • strong, heavy duty material
  • protects from weather and theft
  • anti theft webbing loops and straps

A family member shared, “The knowledge that you own something that no one can take away is revolutionary.  It changes the way you walk, talk, and think.  It brings back your confidence.  It restores dignity.”

Ways to Help

Make a philanthropic donation to the program – Donate

(click on “Give Now”)

Collect personal care items – shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, white socks, tooth brushes, toothpaste

Items may be dropped off at our Lifebridge Main Campus – 56 Margin Street, Salem