Date: June 23, 2021
Backpacks 4 Kids aids children aged 0-17 years of age who are entering out-of-home care and emergency accommodation, providing much-needed quality backpacks and nappy bags. They also offer items that bring comfort and security for the children to keep wherever they go.
Expanding to reach as many displaced children as possible, the service works with carers to provide the right items in line with growing demand. As part of its five-year plan, Backpacks 4 Kids wants to increase the reach and support of Children in OOHC. By 2025, this would mean approximately 65% of the total children in need would receive its support. $8,945 funding from the Lyone Foundation allows Backpack 4 Kids to make up approximately 150 backpacks.