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Backpacks For Life is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a truly unique and personalized support system for homeless and at risk veterans and their families that effectively bridges the gap between veterans and the resources available to them in three ways:

  • Finding/maintaining housing for low income and homeless veterans

  • Coaching and mentoring homeless and/or at risk veterans

  • Regularly distributing backpacks filled with supplies and resources to homeless veterans



shop backpacks for life gear!

Show your support for our veterans with one of our custom designed Backpacks For Life T-Shirts. Check out the BFL Shop for shirts, hats and more!


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

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the bowery pack

'What if we built a backpack that is fit for a homeless veteran?' Well we took that idea and ran with it! Our one-of-a-kind backpack was built with one thing in mind...our veterans 

About Us

Backpacks For Life is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that serves the homeless & at risk veteran communities. Our goal is to assist veterans with the various challenges they face, 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.


Features & Press

Spreading awareness is paramount in helping us further our mission. In order to better serve our veterans, we need to be able to tell their stories repeatedly so that we can continue to learn and help our veterans with any obstacles they face. We are grateful to the various media outlets that have provided us the platform to share our veterans’ stories…



As a Veteran, it can be overwhelming to navigate through the many resources, organizations and services that are available to them. That’s why Backpacks For Life is creating a one-stop-shop search portal called ROGER, wherein Veterans can search for the specific resources they require within their general area. Our goal is to streamline the often-confusing processes that Veterans experience when trying to obtain assistance so that Veterans in any location can get the services they need quickly and more efficiently. We’re excited to share this platform with our Veterans and continue to serve them in new ways. Stay tuned for updates....


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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