Backpacks Over Break

Our Backpacks Over Break Program began in 2017 as a Provisional Project with the goal of providing fun and educational activities, household items, and clothing to students experiencing homelessness or other at-risk attributes.  We have proudly partnered with Troy Middle School to fill this need for students over the extended winter and spring school breaks.

With the needs of the whole student in mind, our Backpacks included donations from many community partners, including the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and more.

Our Backpacks Over Break Program has received funding from Stewart’s Holiday Match in 2018 and 2019.

In 2019-2020, we hope to expand our program to be able to put together 100 backpacks for the April 2020 break.  If you’d like to contribute a donation or sponsor our Backpacks, please contact us at