Backpack
Welcome to Garstang Soroptimists

SI Garstang News

When

January 2013

What

Backpack Project

Where

Forton Primary School

Who

 

Further info

www.marysmeals.org.uk

Garstang Soroptimists enlisted the help of the children at Forton Primary School to help them kick start their “backpack” project.

 

Backpacks

The “Backpack Project” is a simple way of helping children from poor families in countries like Malawi and Liberia get to school.The Soroptimists will provide all the items to fill the bags and they will send them to the children who really need them.

 

Families were asked “Did your child get a new backpack for Christmas? Would they consider donating the old bag?”

 

Not only did the children bring in unwanted backpacks to school, but the local newspaper picked up the appeal from the school newsletter and published it in the Garstang Courier, and, as a result, several more backpacks were delivered to one of our members!

 

So now we have an excellent start to our project and can begin to fill up the backpacks with the items needed to enable a child to go to school.

Soroptimist Websites

> SI Northwest England and Isle of Man

> SI Great Britain and Ireland

> Soroptimist International

If you like what you see, please click to share with your friends!

Important Information

> © Copyright 2017 SI Garstang

> Acceptable Use & Privacy Policy