GOAL: United Way's Emerging Philanthropists group alongside generous community partners aim to fill 1,000 backpacks before September.
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Help us raise $3,000 to stuff 120/1,000 backpacks. $25 is all it takes to buy a backpack & supplies for a local child in need!
WHAT IS BACKPACKS FOR SUCCESS: United Way’s Emerging Philanthropists lead the Backpacks for Success campaign alongside community partners to raise funds and collect backpacks and school supplies. Many students in Windsor-Essex County are in need of back to school supplies in order to start the school year equipped with the materials to be successful.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT: Providing kids with back to school supplies increases classroom participation, attendance, student morale, and most importantly the confidence to succeed in school.
WHAT IS THE EMERGING PHILANTHROPISTS: Emerging Philanthropists is a unique opportunity for young leaders to create positive change in their community through United Way. This group is comprised of 66 emerging philanthropists in our community who have come together to be inspired by and engage in the work of United Way.
Click here for more information about the Emerging Philanthropists program.