WHere DOES MY DONATION GO?
We are committed to maximizing every opportunity for our students. Unless otherwise specified, by you, 100% of your donation will go towards providing a backpack and school supplies to a student in need.
How mucH Does it cost to Sponsor a student?
In order to support local businesses, and ensure that our students receive the proper required supplies, we purchase as many supplies as possible from local towns in Mexico. This also cuts down the cost to sponsor each student giving us the ability to maximize the number of students we can support! Currently, $25 USD is the donation request to provide a student with 1 backpack and materials. But any donation no matter how big or small helps!
What is included in a student's backpack?
The supplies given to each student can vary slightly based on their grade level and school. In addition to a new backpack each student generally receives:
2 Graph Ruled Notebooks, 8" x 10.5"
2 Small Graph Ruled Notebooks 8"x 5"
7 College Rulled Notebooks, 8"x10.5"
1 Box of Colored Pencils (12 count)
1 Pencil Sharpener
1 Kids Safety Scissors
2 Pencil Erasers
3 Glue Sticks
1 Spanish Dictionary
100 Sheets of Copy Paper
1 Geometry Kit
1 Box of Super Tips Markers (12 count)
3 Pens (Black, Blue, and Red)
how else can i help?
We are so excited that you are eager to help! There are many ways to do more for others, if you are willing and able, please donate! Your contribution goes a long way to helping a student reach their full potential.
Still looking for more to do?? We currently have a high school chapter of The Backpack Strategy helping us reach more people to join our cause. Please contact us if you are interested in starting your own chapter at a high school or university! Nothing gets us more excited than students empowering other students!!
do you currently only support students in mexico?
Yes, currently we are serving 2 communities in Mexico, one in the North, Colonia Margarita Moran, Baja California, and one the South, Moyotepec, Morelos. We know there are many children in need of access to education and our dream is to eventually serve more students worldwide but we are still have a lot of growing to do! If you know of a community of students in need let us know!