Monetary Donations

By making an online donation, we will be able to make sure each homeless veterans is provided with all the essentials that go inside a backpack. While we do receive most of our toiletries, Vet Center/VA resources and backpacks through donations and fundraisers, we will use monetary donations wherever there is a void to make sure we are giving each homeless veteran the same resources to get back on their feet.

Backpacks For Life, Inc is a tax deductible, 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and 100% of our proceeds go to serving our homeless veterans.

Tax ID: 47-1281873

Shop To Support

Shop at any 150+ retailers, including Amazon and Target, and we receive a donation for every purchase!

Run A Supply Drive

Need a new idea for company or school community service? Host a drive for BFL -it’s simple, set up collection bins and ask volunteers to bring in items based on our ‘Items To Donate’ list. Just like an assembly line, you can pack a small kit of items for each backpack. For more information on running these easy & effective drives, email us at We will provide you a flyer to use!

Donate A Backpack Or Materials

Looking to donate materials? We are always accepting donations for our backpacks! Please follow our What’s Inside the Backpack guidelines to ensure we accept the items you may have for us. Packages are to be addressed and checks made payable to ‘Backpacks For Life’.

All donations can be brought to our storage facility located at 125 Franklin St, Bloomfield, NJ. Please email us at to coordinate a drop-off. We thank you in advance for your contributions and support!