Stuff A Backpack Packing Party
Volunteers needed to stuff backpacks for the STUFF A BACKPACK initiative.
We will be stuffing about 70 backpacks with donated items and possibly making first aid kits for the homeless. These backpacks will be handed out on October 2nd with the assistance of Certified Recovery Specialists in order to offer help to those individuals suffering from substance use issues.
For the month of September SYNC Recovery is hosting a program which aids in helping the unsheltered population and families in need. The project “Stuff a Backpack- Spread the Love” is one service of many that helps coordinate supplies for the homeless to help them meet some of their basic needs. You can make a difference in the lives of these individuals, many whom suffer from substance use issues. Below is a list of items we are requesting. For your convenience, there are six recovery centers collecting donations for this initiative.
Sync will be there the day the backpacks will be handed out with trained Certified Recovery Specialists to offer a message of hope and resources to those individuals suffering from substance use issues.
Below is the charity link of needed items for the backpacks if you wish to purchase them on Amazon and have them sent directly to us.
List of items for donation:
Backpacks – gently used or new durable backpacks
Personal hygiene items: soap, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, dental floss, personal size tissues, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, body powder, lotion, nail clippers & files, hand sanitizer, cleansing wipes & hand wipes, Brushes and combs, Feminine hygiene items
First Aid: Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, Pepto, Visine, Neosporin, Mini first-aid kits
Clothing: (Gently used, no rips or holes, functioning zippers) long sleeve t-shirts, sweaters, hoodies, sweatpants, pants, underwear, long underwear, coats, hats, gloves, mittens, socks, shoes, boots
Miscellaneous: umbrellas, ponchos, mini flashlights with batteries, puzzle books, coloring books, word searches, crayons, colored pencils, snacks
Please call or the Director of Peer Support, Per Hagen, at 215.380.3341 if you need more information.