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Yolo County Backpacks for Kids //  I absolutely LOVE this organization.  If you’re a homie, then you already received an email from me.  If you’re not familiar with BPFK, here’s a little more info:
The MISSION of Yolo County Backpacks for Kids is to provide new backpacks and school supplies to children and schools in need throughout Yolo County.
For the last nine years, through the generosity of Yolo County residents, businesses and leaders, over 9,000 children whose families had insufficient resources to buy school supplies have received the necessary materials to start the school year properly equipped and prepared to learn.
You can also check out their website here – Yolo County Backpacks for Kids
Can you believe that 9,000 children received backpacks through this organization, that otherwise would have gone to the first day of school with NOTHING!?!?  Last year, with the help of my family + friends, we donated 39 filled backpacks, TONS of extra supplies and cash donations.  Let’s do it again friends!!  Let’s do even more this year!!
This was from last year…….
A huge thank you to Stacy and Bailey Brown who along with friends and family donated 39 filled backpacks and provided funds to buy more! This is the second year that these wonderful people have donated to help our local kids start the school year right!
Yolo County Backpacks for Kids's photo.

All I can think of is how excited these kids must be to get a backpack full of supplies for the first day of school!!
Check out the supply list below.  If each person reading this grabbed a couple of the items off that list, we could easily pull this off.  I was at Walmart yesterday and they have bins with 50 cent crayons + erasers + pencils + markers + scissors + glue sticks, etc.  And backpacks for $8-$15 a pop.  Bailey and I spend the first week of August filling and labeling backpacks by grade,  double checking that the correct items are in them, purchasing extra items as needed.   Anything helps!!
Monday, August 8th – Dotty, President and Executive Director of BPFK, will be picking up our donation for the 2016 school year distribution.
Here’s how you can help…..
Needs broken down by grade:
6th through 12th Grade:
  • 3 sturdy folders
  • 2 college ruled spiral notebooks
  • 1 3” spiral binder
  • 1 set of tabbed dividers
  • 1 package of college ruled filler paper
  • 1 pack of blue ink pens
  • 1 pack of #2 pencils (8 to 12 count)
  • 1 large eraser
  • 1 package of 8 to 10 markers
  • 1 yellow highlighter pen
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 ruler
  • 1 protractor
  • 1 pencil pouch (plastic is fine)
Kindergarten through 5th Grade:
  • 2 sturdy folders (Poly is preferred or sturdy cardboard)
  • 2 college ruled spiral notebooks
  • 1 package of #2 pencils (8 to 12 count)
  • 1 large eraser
  • 1 glue stick
  • 1 4oz to 8oz bottle of Elmer’s glue
  • 1 package of 8 to 10 markers
  • 1 pack of Crayola crayons (10 to 24 pack)
  • 1 pack of colored pencils
  • 1 pair of safety scissors
  • 1 pencil pouch (plastic is fine)

 

If you’d like to help out, please contact me at xoxostacyb@gmail.com for any questions!!  I can pick up any donation items anytime between now and August 1st.

 

Let’s do this for the kids 🙂

xoxo stacyb

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