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December: OLu Missions/City Net Backpacks of Love

OLu Missions/City Net Backpacks of Love

OLu Missions is partnering with City Net, a reputable homeless services nonprofit, to help in their “Backpacks of Love” drive. These backpacks full of essential items will be passed out to City Net clients currently in their shelter and bridge housing programs. A significant number of these clients are either elderly or have disabilities that make it hard for them to purchase these essential items on their own.

City Net is asking if OLu would be willing to fill backpacks with specified contents. Each backpack will come with a tag that has a list of the exact items, including sizing, that is requested for that backpack. City Net estimates that filling each backpack with medium quality items will cost $50-$75.

They also request a personalized note or card be placed in each backpack. The notes should be uplifting and encouraging.

The following list of items will be required for each backpack:

  • Travel Sized Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, face wash, lotion, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste)
  • Adult Beanie
  • Adult Mittens
  • Adult Socks
  • Sweatshirt (Specified Size)
  • Sweatpants (Specified Size)
  • Shower Flip Flops
  • Reusable Water Bottle and/or Thermos
  • Journal
  • Pen
  • Handwritten Note of Encouragement

Empty backpacks will be available for pickup starting Friday, December 4th, 2020 from the OLu Missions classroom.

All filled backpacks will be required to be turned back into OLu Missions by Thursday, December 17th 2020 in order to be transported over by OLu Missions on Friday, December 18th, 2020.

If you would like to commit to filling a backpack/backpacks please fill out the form by clicking the button below!