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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



Backpacks For Life shop

Want to show your support? Check out the BFL shop for our latest t-shirt designs, hats, lapel pins and more! We can’t wait to see you in your BFL Gear!

annual Bocce tournament

SAVE THE DATE! Join us on September 21 at Verona Park in Verona, NJ for Backpacks For Life & Dreams Can Happen’s Annual Bocce Tournament! Sponsorship opportunities available.

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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 


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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