How it Works
Every week, volunteers meet to organize food and backpacks for processing. They form an assembly line to fill each child's backpack and group them according to school. On Fridays, volunteers deliver backpacks to each school. Then, teachers distribute them to smiling and thankful children.
The best way to donate is to sponsor a child, grade or an entire school for ongoing support. While one-time and in-kind donations greatly help, ongoing commitment allows us to focus on the primary goal of getting backpacks to children every week.
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Back Pack Kidz bridges the weekend hunger gap by stocking colorful back packs with a weekend's worth of nutritious, kid-friendly food.more >
The Yah Yah Girls Inc. is a 501(c) (3) charity corporation that has been working for the neediest children in Charlotte County, FL since 2004. One hundred percent of all donations goes directly to the purchase of food and backpacks for the Back Pack Kidz. Over 60 men and women, all volunteers, are committed to helping children whose needs "slip under the radar" of other worthy efforts.
Childhood HungerAn estimated 4,800 children in Charlotte County, FL leave elementary school on Friday and may endure a long hungry weekend until their school meal programs resume on Monday.
(the unfortunate reality)