The Backpacks for Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing children in need with backpacks and school supplies for the upcoming school year. Backpacks for Kids was founded in 2001 by Kaitlin Murphy, Kristen Raymond, Kim Roth, and Leslie Wardwell. The organization was taken over by Elizabeth Allen, Eric Bartholomae, Sarah Bartholomae, and Devon Laidman, and it is now run by Charlie and Meredith Allen, Bailey Laidman and Kerrianne Brown, Co-Directors. We donate to children in the Greater Boston area and beyond.
After the extreme success of last year, providing almost 700 backpacks to children in need, we are now seeking new donors and planning for this year's drive! We have maintained relationships with 10 different service agencies, and they have continued to rely on our support since 2001.
Backpacks for Kids focuses on the one thing that children need in order to be successful: their education. You can help make a difference in a child's life.