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BACKPACK

INTERNATIONAL

Serving Students 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

A GLIMPSE OF IMPACT

Guyana, South America  |  December 2020

HOW your DONATION IMPACTS

$25

Provides Dinner for a Family of Four. 

$50

Provides a Backpack to a Child.

$100

Provides a Backpack and

Day at Camp. 

$500

Provides 100 meals for families in the community.

 

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OUR CURRENT CAMPAIGNS

Help us purchase the last 79 personalized backpacks from Initial Outfitters for $25/each. 

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