Are you interested in serving children in need and making an impact in the community? Join other local volunteers in organizing a fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack.

$130 will help us feed an elementary school child in the Blessings in a Backpack program for an entire 38-week school year. The number of children we are able to feed is limited only by the financial support we are able to secure.

For creative and simple fundraising ideas, click here.

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Make a difference by asking for hunger-free weekends instead of personal gifts.

Create a Fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack: 

  1.  Login to your Facebook account
  2. Go to Blessings in a Backpack’s Facebook page: facebook.com/BlessingsinaBackpackFor tax purposes, you MUST use this Facebook page, even if you’re supporting a Blessings in a Backpack program in your community. 
  3. Click the ‘Create Fundraiser’ button, located underneath the cover photo.

4. Fill in the blanks, including the Goal Amount and the End Date for your fundraiser. Most people can raise $200. Consider making your goal $500 if you have more than a couple hundred Facebook friends.

5. Click ‘Next’ and create your fundraiser title. If you’re raising money for a specific program, include that in the title. For example, “Buddy’s fundraiser for Blessings in a Backpack at Field Elementary School.” The following section allows you to tell your friends why you chose Blessings. For example, “Blessings in a Backpack’s mission is important to me because…”

6. Again, click ‘Next’ and choose a photo. You can select an image from the Blessings image library on Facebook, or download an image on our Brand Ambassador page.

7. Now you will invite your Facebook friends to the fundraiser. Facebook will automatically direct you to this screen. Click ‘Invite’ next to your friend’s name will tell them that you created a fundraiser.

8. You can return to your fundraising page and share the fundraiser to your timeline by clicking the ‘Share’ button.

You and Blessings in a Backpack will be notified when people donate to your fundraiser. Facebook will provide a tax receipt to all donors acknowledging their generosity and support of Blessings in a Backpack.