Backpacks for Youth





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Anaheim

Total Budget: $4,010

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Supply underprivileged youth in Anaheim with backpacks full of school supplies for the coming school year

Backpack School Supplies Project: This is a community service project for school children from low-income families. These new backpacks loaded with school supplies will alleviate some of the peer pressure experienced by these children. Too many children in our community are falling behind in school and life before they even get started. This will help them with their self-esteem, creativity and confidence. Every member in the club will be involved either purchasing the supplies, backpacks or filling the back packs, writing personal notes of encouragement to the distribution of the backpacks to the children.

The Backpack program will begin on or about August 1, 2019 and should end by September 15, 2019 or as soon thereafter when the grant has been approved.

The entire club will participate in; buying the supplies, packing the backpacks or distributing them to the children.

In addition to putting this story on the Rotary Club of Anaheim's, the Anaheim YMCA's and Anaheim Boys & Girls Club websites we will send the story and pictures to promote the Rotary Club of Anaheim and our community project to Coast Kids, Coast Magazine, Orange County Registers, OC Weekly and the Fullerton News Tribune. Club members will be wearing their Rotary Shirts when working on this project.

Project Contact Person

District: 5320

Rotary Club of: Anaheim

Primary Contact: Jim Barden

Email: jim.barden@expresspros.com

Project Status

This project is "Reported". This means that a report has been forwarded for review to the district leadership. This report is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once the report is accepted, the status of the project will be changed to "Completed".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Anaheim (5320)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Jim Barden

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Barden

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Jim Barden

System Entry: Project signed by Jim Barden.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Frank Donavan.


by Stacey Giannoulis

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Helen Maxwell

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Jim Barden

This project is completed and the final report has been uploaded.


by Jim Barden

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.

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