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BACKPACK

INTERNATIONAL

Serving Families in East Alabama, Guyana, and Beyond.

 
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OUR MISSION

Established in 2016, Backpack International's founder, Oslyn Rodriguez visited her native country Guyana, South America after 14 years, to celebrate her grandfather's 85th birthday. 

Her family held an outdoor gathering and invited children from the local village to share in the festivities. About 50 children arrived. As everyone sang songs and enjoyed food and drinks, Oslyn began to look around the village. She didn't see a playground or park. There was no community center or library. Many children were barefooted, and it was not by choice. Others wore tattered clothing. Later that day, Oslyn jotted down a few ideas about what she could do help these children.

HOW WE SERVE

  • MEAL DISTRIBUTION

    We partner with local businesses to distribute meals to families in need in the East Alabama area.

  • MISSION

    TRIPS

    We lead service trips to Guyana to host VBS weeks and supply children with backpacks.

  • BACKPACK DISTRIBUTION

    We started by distributing backpacks to children in Guyana and now distribute to our local communities.

  • LOCAL

    EVENTS

    We organize local events and Summer Camps to serve local children and families.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  • DONATE

    Give money to fund our efforts to serve families in need in East Alabama, Guyana, and beyond.

  • VOLUNTEER

    Sign up to volunteer for our events, trips, meal distribution, and backpack coordination.

  • DONATE ITEMS

    See our items needed list or our pre-selected backpack packages to donate items to those in need.

  • INVITE US

    Invite us to share about service and philanthropy at your church, organization, or group. 

 

HOW your

DONATION IMPACTS

$25

Provides a Dinner to a Family

$50

Provides a Backpack to a child 

$100

Provides a Backpack and a Day at Camp

Providing East Alabama families with free, hot meals.

Providing kids locally and in Guyana with backpacks and supplies.

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AS FEATURED IN

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Volunteers prepare backpacks for

mission trip to South America

Christmas in a Backpack drive

set for children in need

Auburn's Backpack International

to hold packing party Saturday

Backpack International has new

Drive Thru & Delivery Meal Program

UPCOMING EVENTS

LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THE EVENT LOOKS LIKE HERE.

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

Want to help with packing backpacks, giving out food, organizing events, and much more? Stay tuned to hear about more volunteer opportunities to help make a difference locally and internationally. 

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CONTACT US

555 Old Stage Road; Suite 1C

Auburn, AL 36830

334.521.7552

backpackinternationalinc@gmail.com

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