Giving backpacks to school children oddly seems like a more recent phenomenon. Perhaps the economic down turn in recent years has sparked new levels of need and the desire in others to give. I can't think of a much nicer way to make a difference than to help a child be prepared for school. Life is hard enough being a kid when finances are tight. Does a child need the additional pressure of knowing they will be walking into school on the first day without a backpack, pencils, or other school supplies? Absolutely not.
Churches around the Denver-metro area along with other non-profit organizations are working to make sure that every child has what they need to start the school-year off right. For those of you in Littleton, Bemis Library has a drop box. All supplies will be given to children in Littleton Public Schools.
The need is great and your help will directly impact the life of a child in your community. Find out how you can donate in your area by contacting your school district.