Buddy's Backpacks





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Santee

Total Budget: $1,750

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: General

Summary: Backpacks and School Supplies for Children

Many families are not able to afford backpacks and school supplies for their children, yet these items are important to their educational success. Children get more excited about the school year when they have new supplies.

Buddy's Backpacks collects backpacks and school supplies for local children. These items are then distributed to any child who needs one during their distribution day at the local library. Children are allowed to pick their own backpack, which makes them very happy. In the past, books have also been distributed at this event. Last year, 1600 full backpacks were distributed.

Club members will participate by donating money and supplies, in addition to helping sort items. Club members will also help on distribution day in August 2020.

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: Santee-Lakeside

Primary Contact: Elana Levens-Craig

Email: levenscraig@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2020-21 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Santee-Lakeside (5340)









Project Supporting Documents

Amazon receipt

Backpack receipt

Backpacks USA receipt

bank info

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History Log Entries


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project signed by Elana Levens-Craig.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Laura Purdom.


by Elana Levens-Craig

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by James Morrison

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

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