Communities around the country
Each fall, Running Strong donates backpacks filled with school supplies to American Indian youth--from young students to high schoolers.
Many American Indian families on fixed incomes and struggling from high unemployment rates cannot afford new school supplies for their children, so kids enter the new school year with hand-me-down backpacks and lacking the supplies they need to succeed. With the help of Running Strong supporters, thousands of American Indian children are able to start off the new school year with confidence and the tools they need to do well in school.
Each brand new backpack includes essential supplies like: scissors, a ruler, pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue, notebooks, pens and much more!
And because Running Strong buys in bulk, just $16.29 provides a Jr. High or High School backpack and supplies, and $9.22 will buy an elementary school backpack and supplies!
“The children showed a renewed sense of confidence when they received the bags. It was especially excited to see the pre-schoolers get excited about their first school backpack.” –A Program Partner Project Administrator