BACKPACKS FOR LIFE

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OUR MISSION

 

Our mission is to provide veterans with things they cannot provide for themselves. Reintegrating into society has many obstacles and sometimes isn’t always easy for veterans. We are the support system that homeless & low income veterans may not have and help them in getting back on their feet; whether that means finding a job, finding housing or giving them a backpack full of daily essentials to help them survive. Homeless veterans make up a large portion of society and it is only right to help serve those who have protected our country.

4,500 BACKPACKS DONATED TO DATE!

 

NEWS & EVENTS

BACKPACKS FOR LIFE IN TIMES SQUARE - NEW YORK, NY
 

Keep your eyes peeled, Backpacks For Life is in Times Square. Thanks to the teams at Liquid Church, Beard + Bowler and Drew O'Brien Creative for helping us spread awareness on veteran homelessness.

makerfest 2018 - totowa, nj

 

Join Backpacks For Life along with two other NJ nonprofits, Maker Depot Academy & Children In Unity, for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser bringing awareness to the Maker movement in a fun setting. Perfect event for the family! 

BACKPACKS FOR LIFE 3RD ANNUAL GOLF OUTING - WAYNE, NJ
 

Read about our very special 6-year-old guest speaker,  who came to our Annual Golf Outing to share what he is doing in his local community for our veterans!  


BFL x Liquid Church

With each backpack, we aim to give veterans not only resources but hope for the future. Backpacks For Life is proud to partner with companies, churches and organizations in the community to help us build the best backpacks we can for our veterans. We consider these backpacks an extended hand to let our veterans know they are not alone and never forgotten. 

Serving Our Veterans...One Backpack at a Time

 

UPCOMING SEARCH PORTAL

As a Veteran, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the many resources, organizations and services that are out there. That’s why Backpacks For Life is creating a one-stop-shop search engine where Veterans can search for exactly their need and in their general area. We are going to streamline the processes that Veterans go through in order to help them get the services they need quicker and more efficiently. We’re excited to share this platform with our Veterans and continue to serve them in new ways.

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About Us

Backpacks For Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves the homeless, at risk and low income veteran community. Our goal is to be the helping hand to guide veterans in the right direction, connect them with the resources and tools they need and ultimately be a support system for our service men and women.

 
 

Get Involved

There are many ways that you can help serve our veterans and share your thanks. Whether it be volunteering at one of our packing events, raising money or hosting your own fundraiser or drive. We are happy to connect with you and tell you about the many ways you can help Backpacks For Life and our veterans.

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Features & Press

Spreading awareness is the cornerstone and foundation of our organization. In honor to better serve our veterans, we need to be able to tell their story again and again so that we can continue helping veterans overcome the obstacles they face. We have been given many opportunities across many media platforms to tell our veterans' stories...

 
 

Get In Touch

If you would like to speak with the team directly to learn more or collaborate we would be happy to hear from you! 

 
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