Project Backpack Blog

16th Annual PBP – Half way already & more compassion to come

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Posted on Mar 22, 2022

Project Backpack is partially through its 16th Annual Campaign, and we are thrilled with the outpouring of support, compassion, & community-spirit shared by all our school partners. To date, nine schools, Mulgrave School, Queensbury Elementary, Gladstone Secondary, Sir Charles Tupper’s Kindness Club, University Transition Program, Ecole Cleveland Elementary & Southridge School have completed their campaigns, with seven…

Project Backpack and Directions Youth Center – long time partners

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Posted on Feb 04, 2022

Help Youth Canada is proud of our community partnerships. Listen to John Kehler, of Directions Youth Centre, talk about youth homelessness in Vancouver and how Project Backpack has made a real difference in their work and in the lives of homeless youth. Watch the video here.

Project Backpack partners with Foot Locker Vancouver for Coat and Boot drive

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Posted on Nov 28, 2021

This holiday season, we are pleased to work with Foot Locker Vancouver to distribute gently worn coats and boots to the homeless youth community in Vancouver. Coats and boots may be dropped off at the Foot Locker Power Store at 1067 Robson Street from November 26th to December 10th, 2021. Project Backpack will collect and…

Our 16th Annual PBP Poster

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Posted on Nov 19, 2021

Our poster is a true community effort.  The artwork for each of the 16 PBP posters was created by an at-risk youth, either a homeless youth or an HYC bursary recipient.  The posters include the names of participating schools/businesses, financial supporters & youth shelters, & are displayed proudly in each of these venues during the…