National Blessings in a Backpack Week

National Blessings in a Backpack Week
Help bring awareness to our work and mission to end childhood hunger on the weekends!

Be an ambassador for Blessings in a Backpack

National Blessings in a Backpack Week is a week of events that highlight our work that is feeding the kids this weekend! In 2019, we strive to expand the number of hunger-free weekends made possible by the volunteer-driven events held in communities across the country.

Activities are taking place all week long, so everyone — that means YOU — can be an ambassador for our programs and the kids we serve! Join us in these daily activities Sept. 16–20, 2019.

Be sure to take pictures and share on social media.

Who can post the biggest group shot on Instagram? We bet you can! Use #BlessingsinaBackpack and #BlessingsWeek19.

Tag us:

Instagram: @blessingsinabackpack
Twitter: @blessinbackpack
Facebook: @blessingsinabackpack

Here’s a list of the week’s daily focuses on social media:

Take Your Backpack to Work Day

Monday

Ditch your briefcase and purse. Take your backpack to work!

Take a pic of your backpack and post it on social media.

If you don’t have a backpack, download a printable Backpack from our website and pin it to your briefcase, purse, or shirt. Or click here to buy Blessings in a Backpack buttons to share and wear on your shirt’s lapel.

Ask local news anchors to wear backpacks on air.

Create a flyer to post all over town.

Team Tuesday

Tuesday

Together we can make a difference!

Take team photos in backpacks and post on social media. Use #TeamTuesday and be sure to tag @blessingsinabackpack.

Have a game? Ask all participants and attendees to bring a food donation — single servings of non-perishable foods.

Ask coaches to wear backpacks on the sidelines.

Teamwork also works in the workplace. Reach out to local businesses to set up a box or carton and ask employees to donate food. Click here to learn how you can host a Blessings packing event with your company.

Wisdom Wednesday

Wednesday

A great project for classrooms, scout troops, or clubs and employee engagement.

Create inspirational notecards for the kids who take home Blessings in a Backpack. Download a printable notecard template or use the paper you have at home.

Post a picture of your notecard on social media. Use #WisdomWednesday

Donate the cards to a local Blessings program or mail them to:

Blessings in a Backpack
Attn: Zoe Devorkin
135 S. LaSalle St. Suite 1921
Chicago, IL 60603

National Blessings in a Backpack Day

Thursday

For the 6th year in a row, mayors nationwide will join local Blessings volunteers in an effort to combat childhood hunger in the US.

Request a proclamation naming Sept. 19 National Blessings in a Backpack Day in your city or town.

Video your mayor talking about Blessings and post it to your social media pages. Invite the mayor to wear a backpack to work.

Set up a photo-op with the mayor near City Hall and ask everyone you know to come and get their picture taken. Post them on social media. Hand out flyers and program info. Recruit new volunteers. Make it fun and rewarding!

Post pictures on social media of all the packing events going on in every state to show the “national” face of Blessings in a Backpack. Use #BlessingsDay19.

Time to Spread the Word

Friday

Be an ambassador for Blessings in a Backpack!

Wear Blessings gear if you have it. If not, buy it here or wear something red. Download and print a Blessings sign. Take a photo and post it.

Tell a friend about us. Have them tell a friend. Take a group photo. Share it on social media and tag your friends (tag us too!)

Set up a dress down fundraiser at school or at work. Everyone gets to wear jeans of they donate to Blessings in a Backpack. Donate the money you collect on our website.

Pledge your birthday to Blessings in a Backpack or start a Facebook fundraiser to feed the kids in your community on the weekends!

Get Involved

All Week Long

For more ways to get involved with Blessings in a Backpack any time of the year, go to the Get Involved tab of the website.

Want to start Blessings in a Backpack program in your community? Click here to learn more.

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