Backpacks for Peace

IMG_1409 Thanks to generous support, we have been able to provide “hope” to more than 1,500 children in Uganda. “Hope” in the form of a small drawstring backpack decorated by child in Wisconsin including a message of hope and friendship. Each bag is filled with a toothbrush, notebook, and pencil. Most Ugandan children, if they have any school supplies, carry them in a small used garbage bag. The children are delighted by the gift of friendship and since most can read English they love the encouraging notes.
 IMG_1413 Want to sponsor Backpacks for Peace? Your donation of $25 provides 10 backpacks with supplies. Simply designate “Goal Africa – Backpacks” with your donation to Remembering Jesse Parker, Inc. Backpacks will be delivered by a Wisconsin-based team in June 2015. Donation information.
 DecoratingBackpacks If your family, classroom, or other children’s group would like to decorate backpacks with messages of hope please contact Jennifer Parker.