Ways to Donate
Q: Are donations to Blessings in a Backpack tax deductible?
A: Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning that donations are 100% tax-deductible (less the value of goods and services received, if applicable). Our Tax ID # is 26-1964620.
Q: How do I update credit card information, change my monthly amount, or cancel my monthly donation?
A: Simply email Brent Glass and tell him how you want to change your monthly donation. If you need to update your credit card information, please call Brent at (312) 366-2749. Do not send credit card information over email. You can also click here to create a new recurring monthly donation and we will cancel your old one.
Q: How do I make a gift in honor/memory of someone?
A: Fill out the standard online donation form. Under the “How did you hear about us?” section there is a blank section for comments. Include the honoree of your gift. If you’d like someone to receive notice of your donation, include the contact person’s name and contact information. For example, “In memory of Buddy Backpack. Please send notice to the Backpack Family at 4121 Shelbyville Rd., Lousiville, KY 40207.”
Or, if donating by mail, please include the honoree information with your check.
Q: Is there a way for my company to get involved with Blessings in a Backpack?
A: Yes. Please refer to our Corporate Partnerships page.
Q: How much does it cost to feed a kid for a year?
A: All in, it costs $130 to feed a child on the weekends for an entire school year.
Q: What is your overhead ratio?
A: Blessings in a Backpack works hard at being a good steward of our donors’ gifts. As of 6/30/2019 (the last date of audited financials), we spend 83 percent of our budget on direct program-related expenses.
Our dedication to feeding kids with the majority of every dollar we receive has earned us a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator (highest rating possible) and a platinum rating from Guidestar.
A: We will not sell, share, or trade our donors’ names or personal information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations. This policy applies to all information received by Charity Navigator, both online and offline, on any Platform (‘Platform’, includes the Charity Navigator website and mobile applications), as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.