Wish Upon a Backpack

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2019 DEADLINE

Please have all donations delivered by August 16, 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

Jennifer Harper (jharper@afs4kids.org) to request a certain number of foster youth wishtags or to let her know you will be hosting a generic backpack drive.

DONATE

Collected NEW backpacks and giftcards can be

ORDERED ONLINE

Backpacks and giftcards may be ordered online and shipped to: AFS c/o Jennifer Harper, 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.

MADE WITH A MONETARY DONATION

You can make a monetary donation at www.helpfosteryouth.org. 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.
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