Wish Upon a Backpack

kids with backpacks from wish upon a backpack

2020 DEADLINE

Please have all donations delivered by August 14, 2019

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Hundreds of foster youth NEED YOUR HELP to start their school year off right. Individuals,
businesses and community partners can:

  • Hold a generic backpack / school supplies drive
  • “Adopt” the personal back-to-school wishtags of foster youth

CONTACT

Simone West, Director of Development at (510)338-7769 or swest@afs4kids.org to request a certain number of foster youth wishtags or to let her know you will be hosting a generic backpack drive.

MADE WITH A MONETARY DONATION

You can make a monetary donation by clicking this link. The funds will be used to purchase a backpack or giftcard for the foster youth. If fulfilling a wishtag, include the youth’s name in the “Comments” box.

Recommended gift card amount is $25-$75 at stores that carry:
Athletic Gear ~ Clothing ~ Shoes ~ Schoo/Art Supplies

Click here to make a monetary donation
(Expense Examples)
Senior Photos $75 ~ New Shoes $50 ~ Backpack + Supplies $100

ORDERED ONLINE

Backpacks and giftcards may be ordered online and shipped to: AFS c/o Development Department, 401 Roland Way #150 Oakland 94621. If fulfilling a wishtag, include the youth’s name on the “gift note.” Let your drive coordinator know you’ve ordered online so they know you’ve fulfilled your commitment. Items will be delivered by caseworkers to their clients.

DROPPED OFF

If you are part of a group hosting a drive, you may bring your donation to the collection location at your site. Otherwise, you may drop off your donation at the closest AFS location. Due to the lack of people power, donations must be dropped off by the host of the drive. This will be coordinated with Jennifer Harper.

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