Helping to heal the world… one teen at a time
OUR GOAL is to provide Kenai Peninsula teens with basic necessities to help protect them from the elements, meet their basic hygiene needs, and simply to help bolster their self esteem and sense of dignity, in order to help them stay in school or continue work.
TEENS TEND TO BE A FORGOTTEN GROUP in the growing homeless situation in our Kenai Peninsula Borough community.
Sturdy backpacks allow them to carry their belongings with them at all times, and lessens the risk of having donated items lost or stolen. While we recognize that backpacks are not a solution to homelessness, they can provide short-term care and comfort. Each pack will include a card wishing them well and signed by all the packers.
WHO IS A HOMELESS TEEN?
–Middle school and high school students living
with their families in shelters, motels, or cars.
–Teens staying with different friends each night.
–Teens on their own with no access to shelters or homes of friends.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
BECOME PART OF THE TEAM that makes it happen!
Help with SHOPPING or PACKING or DELIVERING the filled packs to the Students in Transition Program.
Bring your energy and enthusiasm and ideas to the team of worker bees.
SET UP A MONTHLY DONATION
Sign up for a Recurring Monthly Donation
by simply choosing that option when it shows up in the online donation process.
We appreciate whatever you can give.
You can donate using Paypal or your credit card with the button below:
The Backpack Project is a service of the Last Frontier Freethinkers
and is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the umbrella of Bridges Community Resource Network Inc , so your donation is tax-deductible.
You will receive a receipt in the mail that includes our tax ID#.
100% of your donation will be used to purchase supplies for the teens.
Click the DONATE button below and donate
$100 for one filled backpack.
Or $200 for two
Or $300 for three…..
Or ANY amount, large or small, that you can afford.
IF YOU PREFER YOU MAY:
MAIL A CHECK
Make it out to “Last Frontier Freethinkers” and mail to:
Homeless Teen Backpack Project
Last Frontier Freethinkers
PO Box 1612, Soldotna AK 99669
–Be sure to include your name and address.
–You will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.
WRITE YOUR OWN PERSONAL MESSAGE
for the teen that receives the backpack you Sponsor.
We will add it to the card that goes into the filled Backpack, along with your name.
If you prefer to be anonymous, you may do that as well.
GO HERE TO LEARN ABOUT OTHER WAYS TO HELP
For Comments or questions email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR GOAL is to provide these teens with basic necessities to help protect them from the elements, meet their basic hygiene needs, and simply help bolster their self esteem and sense of dignity.
BY AUGUST 2019, over 100 homeless youth in the Kenai Peninsula Borough should receive a life-supporting backpack filled with crucial items through the Homeless Teen Backpack Project.
EACH BACKPACK WILL CONTAIN a fleece blanket, socks, a zippered kit of toiletries, a first aid kit, a bowl and cup, spoon and fork, duct tape, flashlight, a Mylar blanket, school supplies (in August), healthy snack bars, and many other items.
A FILLED BACKPACK COSTS about $90. We will also supply Students in Transition with extra consumable personal hygiene items and socks to have on hand to fill a need during the year.
SOME FUNDING for this project will be achieved through grants, and through donations from local businesses, as well as a monthly offering from the LFF membership. The generosity of members of the public is crucial to providing help to the growing number of homeless teens.