Date: June 6, 2017
Backpacks 4 SA Kids aids children and their families 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.
The charity began with two young families who wanted to do something to help foster children. They started putting items together to give to children who, through no fault of their own, had been put in the situation of having to leave home and had no possessions to call their own. More friends and families started to join in and collect items to donate, and Backpacks 4 SA Kids was born.
This wonderful charity has assisted over 81,000 children to date.
Recently, representatives from COS South Australia selected Backpacks 4 SA Kids as their local charity of choice, with $10,000 donated via the Lyone Foundation.