The Backpack Project appeals to schools, clubs, businesses, churches and individuals to fill backpacks with basic educational materials to send to children receiving Mary Meals.
Most of the children who benefit from Mary Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school. And so their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.
If you are able to support (and we really hope you are!) these items can be delivered to any of our Operation centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen or contact us and we endeavour to collect your donations if our truck teams are in your area!
Here is Mary Meals site address should you require any more info!