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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

HOW YOU CAN HELP

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

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Providing East Alabama families with free, hot meals.

Providing kids locally and beyond with backpacks and supplies.

 

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Volunteers prepare backpacks for

mission trip to South America

Christmas in a Backpack drive

set for children in need

Backpack International serves

Alabama and beyond in 2020

Backpack International has new

Drive Thru & Delivery Meal Program

UPCOMING EVENTS

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

More Events Coming Soon!

Want to help with packing backpacks, giving out food, organizing events, and much more? Click below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.